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Scottish leaders debate: Jim Murphy did well—shame nobody’s listening

Nicola Sturgeon looked rattled in face of a grilling from the Labour leader and other party heads, but it wasn't enough to change the course of this election

By David Torrance  

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon prepare to go head to head in last night's debate. © Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Although televised leaders’ debates remain a relative novelty in a UK context, for more than a decade and a half they’ve been a regular phenomenon in Scotland (I remember attending one back in 1999, and in 1992, Kirsty Wark…

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