Former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke has claimed Scotland's independence referendum created more uncertainty than it solved.
The historian Iain McLean once memorably referred to the West Lothian Question and Barnett Formula as like "two mad men in the attic".
One of the architects of New Labour has called on shadow cabinet members to raise their game as all the party leaders, including Nicola Sturgeon, gear up for next year's general election.
ALEX SALMOND has said he believes he will get a "second chance" to help deliver an independent Scotland through another referendum, and that next time the Yes side will win.
Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy has been condemned for refusing to join a cross-party effort to save a key air search-and-rescue centre, despite one of his own MSPs proposing the idea.