The Prime Minister made his first visit to the Scottish Parliament today before meeting the First Minister and Finance Secretary at St Andrews House. He did not receive what could be called a rapturous reception as hundreds of noisy anti-tory demonstrators had gathered outside with banner which demanded an end to job cuts.
"I want to make the devolved institutions in Scotland, in Wales, in Northern Ireland work and work well and I want a real agenda of respect between our parties," he said.
This morning Mr Salmond declared the coalition had no mandate in Scotland. "They clearly don't have a majority of votes or a majority of seats in Scotland, which would constitute a mandate."
The Scottish budget for this financial year, which has already been approved by Holyrood, would not be changed.
Mr Cameron said today, "I believe, and Danny believes, we should be pursing the Calman agenda. That is a much greater degree of fiscal autonomy for Scotland. I think that is right and that is what we want to put in place."
There is no doubt Alex Salmond will fight for Scotland as he has done since he became First Minister. Thank goodness for an SNP government. Interesting times indeed.