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But the First Minister may be keeping her powder dry for battles yet to come.
With Labour in disarray and Westminster focused on leaving the European Union, the next Scottish referendum - whenever it happens - is the SNP’s to lose.
My week, from Twitter hounding, the politics of independence, and why Europe matters for the Edinburgh Festival.
Scots may like Ruth Davidson, think little of Scottish Labour and even agree with the Conservatives on income tax - but will they vote for them?
Twelve months ago, Nicola Sturgeon was popular, but not that popular; widely respected, but very much a Scottish rather than a UK politician. Now she has triumphed, personally and politically.
Will the SNP collapse under the weight of its own contradictions before it achieves its goal of independence?
The party is acutely aware that it needs to keep hold of its 90,000 new members.