There are now about 72 hours where Nicola Sturgeon must carefully tread.
With the Supreme Court unanimously deciding that the Scottish Government cannot hold a referendum on Scottish Independence – due to any success of that referendum meaning the overruling of UK Parliamentary sovereignty.
Nicola Sturgeon now faces the fight of her political career. There is now a power vacuum, and one of the strongest she will ever face.
The raison detre of the SNP is independence. There must be a new path forged in the next day or so, that can command a confidence of the movement or it’s all over for the SNP’s leader.
In power vacuums, new leaders emerge, with new and bolder ideas. Is there still a trick up Sturgeons sleeve?