Citation Lynch P (2014) Sturgeon poised as Salmond quits and power struggle with Westminster begins, The Conversation, 19.9.2014.
Abstract First paragraph: I was asked about three times this week by journalists covering the referendum whether David Cameron would have to resign in the event of a Yes vote. Nobody asked me about Alex Salmond. But when you lose the big one, somebody has to be responsible. Not only that, Salmond wouldn’t have had a great time at first minister’s questions after this. It would always be about the referendum. It would have been a stick with which to beat him, and stop his party or the independence movement from putting this week’s events behind them.
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