Signals from the quasi-fascist SNP over the party's voting intentions on amendments to the hunting laws were as predictable as polling on serving gefilte fish, lox and bagels in Munich's schools in 1937. The SNP loathe everything English with an intensity that Dr Goebels would have found it hard to achieve, and waving chaps in pink coats on horses at them have pulled them straight into a trap.
Changes in the hunting laws can wait. My old friend Eric the Eagle Owl is not due his P45 from the local hunt just yet. English Votes in Parliament can't. If Cameron needed defeat on one Parliamentary measure by the SNP in order to bolster support for EVEL he cannot have picked better than this one.
So stay calm and let's take the hit - and make the most of the SNP's untenable interference in English matters.