“Can Scottish Labour, under Murphy, learn to think big?”

So Jim Murphy, a machine politician from his very earliest days in the NUS, takes over the helm at Scottish Labour. He has an unenviable task ahead of him. The Yes campaign may have won the #IndyRef battle but the unionist parties now show every sign of terminal weakness in their war for the future of the Union. Of all the popular and rising parties on these island, the SNP has the highest base polling figure. Salmond has skillfully combined opportunism and populism …

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Jim Murphy suspends his #IndyRef tour for 72 hours pending a response from #YesScotland…

I was going to call it a night and go to bed when I picked this up from a reader though the Slugger Facebook page (give us a ‘Like’ if you don’t want to miss any of the good stuff here on Slugger). I think its worth sharing before the weekend properly kicks in and long before we can realistically figure whether it’s likely to go viral… Fascinating stuff, not least because it tells us more about the nature of politics …

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