OurKingdom has my thoughts on Wendy Alexander's decison to come out in favour of a Scottish Independence referendum:
Her actions were widely seen as sidelining the Calman Commission, which was largely her creation. However, It now looks as if any referendum is likely to come after the Commission has reported. It’s proposals will be crucial to the unionist case. That is a powerful incentive to offer Scotland as much autonomy as possible, rather than risk losing the union altogether.
Alexander's move prompted some interesting exchanges at Holyrood today.