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Scottish Labour leadership: what does the SNP want to happen?

However the contest pans out, things are looking rosy for Nicola Sturgeon and her party

By Tom Gordon  

Labour MP Jim Murphy would be the Scottish leader the SNP would most fear. © Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The first winter storms arrived in Scotland over the weekend. Downpours, gales, landslips, the usual curtain-raisers for the festive season. But for the SNP, it was a time to relax, draw up a deck chair and savour the view. And what a gloriously sunny, heart-warming view it was for Alex Salmond…

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