The Scottish First Minister skilfully outplayed the Better Together head, but his victory may count for little.
If Orwell belonged anywhere he belonged to London, and he would have seen that the independence referendum is as much about the capital as it is about Scotland, writes Robert Colls.
The SNP is paying the price for its botched currency logic.
The act was denounced as "bullying" at the time, but Salmond's struggles prove it was the right choice.
The Better Together head’s mastery of the detail consistently gave him the edge.
With less than 50 days to go, the No side retains a double-digit lead.
What do Scotland's First Minister and Ukip's leader have in common? They both fail to realise the modern world has better things to do than squabble over borders.
Plus: Why is Keith Vaz all starry-eyed?
The party needs the Tories to move ahead of Labour to encourage Scots to back independence.
Like the Chancellor, the party has a vested interest in convincing voters that the crisis is over. But it isn't.