Following a televised debate over Scottish independence that his Yes campaign rival Alex Salmond is widely deemed to have won, Alistair Darling dodged the question of whether he was disappointed with his TV performance, telling ITV News that the real discussion is taking place between people, not politicians.
The Better Together campaign leader said that there are "huge risks" in relation to independence that Mr Salmond has "never been able to answer" and described the option of Scotland breaking away from England as "rotten".
With just a few weeks to go until the Scottish independence referendum takes place, here are some key facts about the vote.
An investigation has been launched after listings appeared on eBay offering to sell votes in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum.
Bounce for leaving the union following second debate this week, but only 43% expected to vote yes in referendum on September 18