An attempt by David Cameron to outflank Ed Miliband on a new constitutional settlement for the UK ran into trouble on Sunday night when a senior Liberal Democrat cabinet minister said that the plans for devolution in England should not proceed without attempting a consensus with Labour.
In his pivotal speech ahead of the referendum, Gordon Brown offered a "modern form of home rule".
"Are we," asked a senior Whitehall official, "witnessing the return of Gordon Brown to the big political stage?" And that was the day before the Thursday speech that had them rocking in the isles and the deepest recesses of the Conservative party were lost in a mixture of admiration and apprehension.
Yesterday Scotland voted against a split from the United Kingdom. This decision affects countries across the world who were anticipating the result.
Scotland has voted to remain in the United Kingdom, but the country is split down the middle.
Clackmannanshire and Orkney are the first councils to release their results tonight and have voted NO.
Ninety percent of 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland have registered to vote, showing the age group is anything but apathetic.
Gordon Brown, in pole position in the event of a no vote to be hailed as the man who saved the union, has crafted a detailed plan for a post-referendum constitutional settlement in the UK, including a new role for an elected House of Lords as an arbiter in disputes between the four nations.