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The long road

Kezia Dugdale is under no illusions about the scale of her task in leading Labour’s revival in Scotland. With tricky elections and an EU referendum to navigate, she talks to Mary Riddell about what it’s like to have the toughest job in politics.

Not so EVEL?

In June the Fabian Society published analysis of the implications of EVEL for the Labour Party, in our report The Mountain To Climb. In the paper I wrote:

Labour is now so weak in Scotland, that ‘English Votes for English Laws’...

Salmond won't address inequality inside Scotland's borders

This year in Scotland, the division between ‘nationalists’ and ‘unionists’ is the one that will dominate our political debate. But for those of us who care deeply about Scotland and our country’s future, this should be deeply worrying. And for...

Why Scotland's white paper missed the mark

As Alex Salmond launched the white paper this week, he proclaimed that it was a “mission statement and a prospectus for the kind of country we should be and which this government believes we can be.”

Now, I am a self-confessed...

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