Theresa May is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the real loser of this general election. With a slim government majority she called a snap election – one she had promised thrice not to call – in the hope of executing a power grab ahead of the Article 50 negotiations beginning next week.
EU negotiators are now more convinced than ever that the talks will break down, resulting in no closing deal being made between the UK and Europe- and this is no laughing matter.
Of these two heads of government Ms Sturgeon is the only one elected to her office, the one with the mandate, and the one representing the will of Scotland.
At the moment these are only rumours, but any reasoned analysis of the Scottish position must also conclude that this course is inevitable if Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP in government are to retain any credibility.
What May has chosen to ignore is the reality that her agenda, as has been pointed out by the Institute for Government, is leading the union into a full-blown constitutional crisis. Tory government led Brexit plans have only highlighted the real scale of the democratic deficit in the United Kingdom.