Another one bites the dust
Scottish LibDem leader Nicol Stephen followed Wendy Alexander of Labour, and resigned his post with immediate effect on 2 July 2008.
Mr Stephen, a solicitor by profession, said that he was departing to spend more time with his family, but will continue as MSP for Aberdeen South. His party will elect a new leader in September.
We had all better keep an eye on Tory leader Annabel Goldie. Her head, and SNP victory in the pending Glasgow East (Westminster) by-election, where hitherto Labour has reigned unchallenged, are all that's left to make the First Minister's grin as wide as the Cheshire Cat's.