TWO days ago, as afternoon ebbed into evening, Alex Salmond announced that he would not be standing for re-election as leader of the Scottish National Party and, as a consequence, would not be Scotland's First Minister.
NO one will believe David Cameron ever again if he fails to honour the three-party pledge on granting more powers to Scotland, Labour has insisted.
Two possible candidates for the post of Scottish first minister have ruled themselves out - and backed current deputy Nicola Sturgeon to take on the top job.
In the dawn of Friday morning, David Cameron looked a little fatigued.
It is said that all political careers end in failure.