The Scottish First Minister's claim that independence is needed to make Scotland and the rest of the UK more "progressive" is undermined by the prospect of the election of Labour in 2015.
Whatever the outcome in September, Scotland won't have to wait too long for even greater autonomy
Far from creating a postcode lottery, greater localism can lead to lower levels of regional inequality.
The Labour leader’s changes have left his party best placed to overcome the crisis of political participation.
With the former SDP leader, Tony Blair and Len McCluskey all backing his reforms, Miliband has built an impressively large coalition of support.
After today's comfortable victory, far greater political and financial challenges lie ahead for the party.
"Today, let’s vote to change our party. Let’s build a movement. So that tomorrow, we can change our country."
The Labour leader's message: the reforms will get working people back into politics, transfer power from MPs to party members, and help turn Labour into a movement again.
Having failed to predict the hung parliament of 2010, commentators may now be making the reverse error by underestimating the chance of an overall Labour victory.
Too many essential workers are being priced out of the capital. Rent controls could address the uncertainty and unaffordability they face.