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Scotland’s fond farewell?

What does Labour learn from a possible McBrexit?

By Neal Lawson  

Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

In the 1995 gangster movie Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Andy Garcia’s character knows the mob are going to kill him, so he uses the time he has left to do good. It’s an approach that springs to mind when you think about the Labour Party in Scotland: if it’s too late to stop its own political death and maybe the end of Union with it, then why not do some good?

Big political change, like bankruptcy, tends to happen slowly and then very fast. This is how support for Scottish independence has developed. It…

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