Ukip leader Nigel Farage has poured scorn on the head of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, ahead of tonight's first TV debate on Scottish independence.
Clearly the Conservatives don't want people to tune into the Scottish Independence Debate, so they sent the somnifacient Alistair Darling
The former Chancellor will face off against First Minister Alex Salmond in a two-hour debate, but Mr Farage joked that his presence was a deliberate ploy to lower viewing figures.
He described Mr Darling as "somnifacient", a little-used word that means "inducing sleep" according to dictionary publisher Merriam Webster.
The first debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond had barely finished when their respective teams went into battle.
Campaign rivals Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling both traded blows in a surprisingly feisty televised debate on Scottish independence.
Alistair Darling is getting 'feisty' during the STV Debate.