Who should become the next Scottish Labour leader and do Yes campaigners have anything relevant to say? I can visualise the (more polite) comments.
Normally party elections are an internal matter for party members. But for Labour these are not normal days. Political commentators overdo phrases like “a party in its death throes” facing a “make or break decision.” But after polls suggesting that Labour has only 17 per cent support in its ex-heartlands, and that most Scots would vote yes in a rerun of the independence referendum – albeit by a slender margin – apocryphal descriptions are completely apt.