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After its ill-fated dalliance with the Tories, Scottish Labour needs a real change

It's time that Scottish Labour (finally) learned the lessons of 2015—and resisted the urge to put forward yet another bland centrist

By Richard Seymour  

Labour MSP Richard Leonard with workers from crisis-hit fabrication firm BiFab. Photo: PA

Scotland is an old heartland of the Labour Right. But if all was well in these heartlands, Corbyn would not now be Labour’s leader. Nor would the Corbynista candidate Richard Leonard be within touching distance of the Scottish Labour leadership.

In 2014, as Scotland’s independence referendum began, Labour was still the biggest Westminster party in Scotland. But it had been in trouble for some years, having been beaten into second place by the SNP in the…

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