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You can please some of the people some of the time. Andrew Milligan/PA

The double life of Jim Murphy

One of Scottish Labour’s problems is that its most talented politicians prefer to be in Westminster rather than Holyrood. The reverse is true for the Scottish Nationalists. However, there are exceptions…
Miliband faced attacks from the left during the debate. ITV

Sturgeon’s debate success makes life hard for Miliband

Nicola Sturgeon is seen to have done well in the debate between the Magnificent Seven leaders that was screened live to the nation on April 2. That poses a problem for Ed Miliband. His party is now at…
‘Fix it Jim, and all the Irn Bru in the world is yours.’ Jane Barlow/PA

Five reasons why Labour should seriously fear wipeout in Scotland

With Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London making a speech about the failures of austerity, her appearances are coming to embody her party’s momentum in the polls. Besides a TNS poll the other…
Ed’s Scottish banana skin. Peter Byrne/PA

Labour really does face a tough battle in Scotland

May’s general election is widely being viewed as one of the most unpredictable in living memory. Yet there is one prediction that can probably be safely made – the campaign in Scotland will be a very distinct…
Jim’s the new heid bummer. Danny Lawson/PA

Jim Murphy wins in Scotland … but can he save Ed Miliband?

So the bookies were right. The new leader of Labour in Scotland is indeed Jim Murphy. The challenge from Neil Findlay (less so Sarah Boyack) wasn’t enough to produce an upset. Not only is the future of…

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