In response to NS story, spokesman for the former PM says "He is, and will remain, Member of Parliament for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath".
The former PM retains a strong connection with the working class Scots who could determine the referendum result.
Former prime minister says that the 2010 election "would have been tighter" if he had remained Labour leader.
George Osborne was amused as the Queen said that "regrettably" the UK's gold bars "don't belong to us".
Cabinet Office says it has no record of alleged call to Murdoch in September 2009.
The former PM's desire to settle scores made this a remarkable performance.
Shadow chancellor tells the NS: "I was there for the starter."
A new YouGov poll shows just how bad the situation has become for the governing party.