Better Together head gives tetchy interview after new Scottish independence poll confirms the gap has narrowed to just five points.
The appointment of the man who was Chancellor at the time of the crash would make it even easier for the Tories to warn "don't give the keys back".
Darling reveals that while serving as Work and Pensions Secretary, he was told that the programme would be "very difficult" to implement and would cost more than it saved.
Darling is right to put the positive case for the Union.
The former chancellor on Osborne's failure, Scottish independence and why Labour needs David Miliband.
The New-Labour, me-too approach on cuts is a political and economic dead end.
"He's on another planet," said Ed of the PM, with the look of a man who wished he could join him.
His claim that Labour had no "credible economic policy" is a gift to George Osborne.