The Election: What Scottish Labour Should Do Next (But Probably Won’t)

Post-election narratives don’t come much bigger than a party left staring into its very soul. Questions over leadership, policy, engagement with the electorate – this is how the debris of defeat is supposed to resemble. But to be so comprehensively outflanked by a party that – independence aside – occupies a similar wavelength of the political spectrum? Ouch. For Scottish Labour must be hurting right now. Watching as your share of vote tumbles from 42% to a shade over 24% …

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