Independence or not, Labour in Scotland needs to feel distinctly separate these days, when so many in a land once seen as red in tooth and claw are supporting the nationalist cause.
The UK press is praising the former Labour Prime Minister for his 11th-hour intervention, suggesting he should have had a more significant role in the Better Together campaign.
The former PM seizes the initiative with a timetable for further devolution to Scotland.
Alex Salmond, whose political mission from the outset was to destroy Great Britain, might end up creating the conditions in which it can be remade and thus saved.
Labour leader will tell the TUC general council: "What working people have in common matters more than any division of creed, race or region. Or even nation."
The decision to keep devo max off the ballot paper may come to be seen as the Unionists' biggest error.
Pro-independence side takes the lead for the first time with less than two weeks to go.
Scottish independence negotiations could give the rest of the UK something like the civic conversation that Scotland is currently enjoying.
Fighting against Scottish independence, the former PM makes the case for social justice far better now than when he was in office.
It is easy to imagine him as the popular mayor of a minor American city. What works when he is playing to the gallery, however, will not work if he becomes the head of a sovereign nation.