Good. But note this:
The election was closely watched by governments of other EU countries facing the need of welfare reform because of ageing populations and creaking pension and healthcare systems.And will would-be governments be watching? Here's Alex Salmond when he took over the SNP leadership for the second time:
"We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality."Will Mr Salmond now be advocating welfare reform? And will some of Scotland's all-too-many socialist politicians in the other parties be looking at Sweden with a degree of trepidation? The governmental system over here creaks at least as much as that of Sweden.
He said the party would develop a new economic policy and a new vision of social democracy for Scotland.