Gough Whitlam, the Australian Social Democratic Prime Minister deposed by Elizabeth II has died at 98.
Adam Frew surveys the new political landscape thrown up by the referendum result and argues for a new party of the radical left.
Following Yes majorities in party heartlands and as the knives come out for Darling and Alexander after a disastrous campaign, Chris Bambery examines a Scottish Labour under threat of annihilation.
Chris Bambery argues that, despite the overall result, there are a number of positives that the radical left can take from the independence referendum while Labour and the Conservatives have fresh problems to ponder.
Mistrust of the SNP is not only a poor reason to vote No, but actively a reason to vote Yes, argues David Jamieson. "The disintegration of Westminster authority is making a dynasty out of the SNP. If we want this to stop, independence is the only choice."
Chris Bambery argues that we must remember that Britain is our main enemy in the run up to Thursday's referendum.
As the Orange Order takes to the streets of Edinburgh in defence of the Union, Chris Bambery recalls the roots of anti-Catholic sectarianism in the colonisation of Ireland and the military repression of its restless population. The vitality of Scottish culture and the intensity of the independence debate point to a new Scotland where the politics of the Orange Order appear increasingly absurd.
With the authorisation of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria unthinkable before 18 September, David Jamieson examines a symmetry in the position of the British elite in this centenary year and in 1914. Trapped between secession at home and a calamitous Imperial project abroad, the political class must be reckoning with what we all hope – that something must give way.
"Yes We Can. We really can win. That much is now obvious. Which is why I'm nervous. Are we ready?" With the Yes vote taking the lead in the polls, Ben Wray soberingly reminds us that if if we want a socially just society, it isn't enough to win just once – we'll have to do it again, and again, and again.
Chris Bambery asks why Better Together are so obsessed by currency.