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Tag: Jim Murphy

Scottish Labour treated like a protected species on U-turns

By G.A.Ponsonby What is Scottish Labour policy on the council tax freeze?  I have to admit that I don't know. I don't think anyone does....

SNP balancing act as leadership copes with membership expectations

Commentary by Hugh Kerr The SNP conference is taking place in Aberdeen next weekend. On the face of it, this will likely be a loyalist...

Scottish Labour, its future and the ‘worst TV leaders’ debate ever’

Newspaper columnist Iain Macwhirter has rushed out a new book - Tsunami - covering the general election campaign. Below is an extract, covering erstwhile Scottish...

Revealed: the Question Time broadcast that must never be shown

As Jim Murphy prepares to stand down as Scottish Labour leader, Citizen Cuddis reveals what happened when Question Time staff recorded a special one-man...

Murphy bows to inevitable, returning fire at Labour critics

By Thomas Connolly Failed Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy finally bowed to the inevitable and agreed to resign from his post next month. Murphy, whose intervention...

Murphy: Megaphone diplomacy and juvenile politics … again

Jamie Wilson reflects on Jim Murphy's megaphone diplomacy and its latest bout of "robust debate" in Glasgow's St Enoch Square From a Labour perspective, it’s...

BROADCAST NEWS 23: Sally Magnusson, superstar of Pacific Quay

Professor John Robertson brings his last-but-one analysis of election-time TV news, a week before the May 7 poll. The prof's slightly more academic analysis -...

Post May 7, get ready for a full frontal assault on...

By Derek Bateman A week to go and is there any doubt? Of course there is. This is an election, not an opinion poll and...

BROADCAST NEWS 21: Happy doctors and gaping black holes in economy

Professor John Robertson reviews the TV news Scotland’s Happy GPs and It’s not a black hole, BBC! Show some restraint…like STV! Foreword: Increasingly, the comments below...

FFS, what’s going on in the land of ‘full fiscal autonomy’...

Commentary by Derek Bateman FFA!…can you imagine a country where the desire to raise and spend your own taxes is a horror to be feared?...