ED Miliband has ruled out any kind of formal deal with the SNP in a move that would leave a minority Labour government facing a daily balancing act to implement key parts of its programme.
It's interesting to think that between last year's referendum and this General Election, the political class will be more historically and constitutionally literate than ever before.
The Westminster parties have "hit the panic button" as the General Election gets ever nearer, basing their campaigns on "fear and division", Scotland's First Minister said.
The SNP are on course to take 57 seats in Scotland in the general election after increasing their lead over Labour to 32%.
Your editorial prediction of last week that, based on the polls, "already hollow" Scottish Labour would be "crushed flat" in the General Election must present a particularly happy scenario for those who voted for independence and were disappointed.