Similarly, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has partly made the case for a "Yes" vote being about ridding Scotland of Conservative government.
And his deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, has accused PM David Cameron of "struggling to locate that part of his anatomy" which would see him go head-to-head with Mr Salmond in a TV debate. (Ms Sturgeon's advisers assured me at the time she was referring to the prime ministers "guts". Or lack of)
Claim and counterclaim
Scotland's economic health has been a hot topic in the campaign
How much better off will people in Scotland be? Will public services be better or worse? What does Scotland need to be an international player?
These are all questions the two sides have sought to answer with a dazzling array of figures.
And not content with punting their own views, the two sides resorted to attacking each other for dodgy sums.
Mr Salmond said the Treasury's calculations had been "blown to smithereens" because they'd already been caught cooking the books, while Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander accused SNP ministers of offering voters a "bogus bonus" because their version hadn't taken all the factors into account.
Expect plenty more stats chat in the weeks ahead, as the campaigns continue to seek to put forward their economic arguments.
The prospect of a stronger Scotland within the UK has formed a key part of their argument, but the SNP government has questioned their ability to deliver and says the nation needs real independence.
'Mibbes Aye, Mibbes Naw'
Both sides of the campaign have been going after undecided voters
If you are an undecided voter, the campaign machines are coming your way.
Those who have yet to decide whether their "X" is going beside "Yes" or "No" are hugely influential because they're open to persuasion - and polling data for the last few months indicates "don't knows" make up anywhere between 12% and 29% of the electorate.
Supporters of the Union have also looked to history.
During a time which has seen big world war commemoration events, David Cameron used a conference speech to pay tribute to a Scottish ancestor, Captain John Geddes who died in battle in 1915, but showed "extraordinary heroism" in representing Britain standing together "when the chips were down".
And what might the two sides of the campaign make of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, being held this summer in Glasgow?
It is one of those international events in which Scotland competes in its own right.
But if you're heading to any sporting events in Glasgow between the end of July and the start of August, expect to at least see a few Yes Scotland and Better Together flyers.
Barack Obama made an unexpected intervention in the debate over Scotland's future
As one-time US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld once noted: "There are known knowns, there are things that we know that we know. We also know there are known unknowns, that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
"But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."
The referendum campaigns may well be planning every last second of their strategies, but not knowing who might be next to put their head above the parapet will keep them on their toes right up until polling day.
In Edinburgh, one lane of the A720 City Bypass is blocked westbound by an accident between Baberton and Calder. The inside lane is blocked just before the Calder Roundabout so take care.
In Perth and Kinross, there are long delays on the southbound A9 just north of Auchterarder. Traffic is tailing back for more than a mile. There in one lane closed in each direction for roadworks and delays are likely both ways
In Glasgow on the M80, an earlier accident has been cleared from the stretch of road at Castlecary, but be prepared for slow traffic there. The road had been closed.
Residents and wild land campaigners have declared a "victory" after the Scottish government refused a controversial proposal to build 34 turbines and 20 miles of access tracks in the hills between Ardross and Ardgay as part of the Glenmorie Wind farm.
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a report that a delivery driver was assaulted and had his van stolen in the south of the city yesterday afternoon.
Officers said a man in his late 20s assaulted the 48-year-old driver and stole the keys to his red Parcel Force Volkswagen Crafter before driving away from Spottiswoode Street at about 12.40pm.
The van was found a short distance away in Warrender Park Road. It was undamaged and none of its contents was stolen. The delivery driver was unhurt but shaken by the incident.
Kingsbarns Golf Links has been chosen as the venue for the Women's British Open in 2017 - the first time the course will host a major championship.
The Fife course has hosted qualifying for both the men's and women's Open qualifying previously and, since 2001, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone has been disqualified from driving for six months after admitting speeding.
The 42-year-old was caught driving at 70mph on the M77 in Glasgow, at a point where the speed limit is 50mph, on March 24 last year.
She was spotted by officers at the junction at Dumbreck Road.
Possible transfer moves by Celtic, Hearts and St Mirren in today's football gossip.
There's also the latest word on a suggested multi-million pound investment at Rangers.
Wrestler Grado lands his big break after earning a place on US-based TV show British Boot Camp. Read the story here.
The Ayrshire grappler, who shot to fame after a BBC Scotland documentary on the cult of Insane Championship Wrestling, has won a place on American TV show TNA Impact's British Boot Camp.
A boy, aged 13, was among those caught following Operation Wolf. He has been referred to the Children's Reporter in connection with a sex attack.
The remainder of those arrested were charged with historic domestic abuse and sexual offences.
Prof Richard Dawkins has been criticised for his view that it may be immoral for a mother to continue with a pregnancy if she knows the baby would be born with Downs syndrome.
Colin in Greenock: The problem with Richard Dawkins view is that it turns human beings into commodities, items of convenience. No room for the less than perfect. There is no compassion or love in his stance. Do we really want our society to be like that?
Anonymous: Dawkins and eugenics - wrong connection. Eugenics deals with hereditary disorders, Downs is not. Personally I applaud Dawkins for bringing the obvious unspoken to the fore.
Angela Mackay: I have a little girl who was born with Down syndrome. We were never given the option to find out of she had DS or not. If we had we wouldn't have aborted her we would have been better equipped to deal with the shock of her birth. At eight months she is achieving milestones and brings the same joy, love and happiness her two older siblings do.
Steve from Aberdeen: As a father of four healthy children I can only applaud anyone who cares for a child with special needs. I do however agree with Prof Dawkins as it would take a special kind of person to take on the challenges associated with downs syndrome. I don't think I could ever do it.
Police Scotland have confirmed the identity of the woman whose body was found close to Hungladder on the Isle of Skye on Sunday evening.
She was Margaret (Maggie) Pratt, aged 52, from Portree.
The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
John Hall, Ayr: Those offended need a reality check. Obviously his comments are not pleasant and I don't share his bigotry, but privacy is the important thing here. The right to freedom of speech must be paramount.
Mark in Cumbernauld: I have sent and received many texts that could be deemed as offensive but there was always humour in them. I don't see where the humour is in Malkys texts. That to me is the difference, they are not humorous but offensive.
Craig: People who use such terms and consider it banter need to look at their own morality. Are these texts private? Not if sent using a phone paid for by his employer in which case they are the property of his employer.
The Scot, 14, won T35 100m gold on Wednesday, had an equally comfortable win in the 200m event in 31.05 seconds.
"I'm really pleased, even though the time wasn't as fast as I would have liked," she told BBC Sport.
When does banter become unacceptable?
Al from Strathaven: Here we go again. How easily offended the easily offended are! I doubt there is anyone listening who has not received or indeed sent an iffy text. Do the thought police now stop us telling the old jokes about the Scotsman, Englishman and Irishman. Its pathetic!
Tommy in Ardrossan: Think the attitudes expressed by the texts are offensive and outdated but how did someone get hold of the private texts? Who dug them up who released them and why?
Darren D via Twitter: I'm not supporting Mackay but life would be v dull without banter.
It has been announced that the MeyGen scheme has secured £50m in funding.
Of that, more than £20m will come from the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Atlantis CEO and MeyGen director Tim Cornelius. told Good Morning Scotland: "This is now the largest tidal power project, what we call free stream tidal power, certainly in Europe, if not the world. So, it certainly puts Scotland on the map as now being the world leader in free stream tidal power."
The Independence referendum campaigns are being barred from most schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds. Read the story here.
Too few GPs have a website or allow appointments to be booked online, according to Reform Scotland. Read the story here.
Edinburgh M8 - eastbound delays between J2 Claylands and J1 Hermiston Gait
In Edinburgh, Leith Walk - the traffic lights are out of action at Annandale Street, take care through the junction
Glasgow M8 - looking slow eastbound around junction 22 Plantation
That's true of the Glasgow-bound M77 at junction 2 Barrhead Road
It is a chilly start across most places this morning. A lot of dry and bright weather to come for many, with some good spells of sunshine - particularly across the southern half of the country.
Some showers around through parts of the north - the most frequent of which are found in the North West Highlands, and across Aberdeenshire.
Some showers are feeding down the west coast too.
Showers will continue through the day, becoming more extensive down the east coast this afternoon - with perhaps the odd rumble of thunder in among them.
Temperatures around 16/17C in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Further north, closer to 14/15C - still on the cool side for the time of year.
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