Senior Tories are pushing for Alistair Darling to be sidelined as head of the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK, amid growing concerns about his ‘dismal’ performance.

Those close to David Cameron think he is useless. This comes as the Yes Campaign surges in recent opinion polls. The Tories want someone more charismatic to lead the charge against Mr Salmond. As Bitter Together takes its marching orders from London I would not bet on Mr Darling lasting much longer.