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    1. December 14, 2014

      Murphy plays Scottish card to prevent Labour disaster in May

      Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, plans to rewrite the party’s constitution to emphasise its autonomy from London...

    2. December 14, 2014

      Jim Murphy believes Labour can hold on to Scotland seats

      Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, has insisted the party can hold all its Westminster seats in Scotland despite...

    1. December 13, 2014

      Jim Murphy named Scottish Labour leader

      Jim Murphy has been elected the new leader of Scottish Labour, promising to make fighting inequality central to his effort...

    2. Off Message

      December 4, 2014

      Scotland's new political landscape

      The general election in May is one of the most difficult to predict in British history. The result will undermine old...

    3. November 25, 2014

      Jim Murphy backs devolution of income tax to Scotland

      Jim Murphy, the favourite to become Scottish Labour leader, is backing the devolution of income tax to Scotland, shrugging...

    4. November 13, 2014

      Scottish Labour faces ‘death’ if Murphy wins, union head says

      The head of Labour’s biggest donor, Unite the Union, has warned that if Jim Murphy becomes leader of the party in Scotland...

    5. November 9, 2014

      Jim Murphy appeals to ‘scunnered’ Scottish Labour voters

      The word of the moment, on a wet autumn afternoon in the East Renfrewshire constituency of Jim Murphy, the top contender to...

    6. November 2, 2014

      Alistair Darling to stand down as Labour MP

      Alistair Darling, the former chancellor, is to stand down as an MP at the next election, in a further blow to a Scottish...

    7. November 2, 2014

      Darling on Gordon Brown and Scottish Labour

      Alistair Darling famously claimed that Gordon Brown “unleashed the forces of hell” on him after he accurately predicted the...

    8. November 2, 2014

      Jim Murphy says Labour must apologise to Scottish voters

      Jim Murphy, the opposition frontbencher who is campaigning to be the next Labour leader in Scotland, has said his party must...

    9. October 29, 2014

      Jim Murphy to stand as Labour leader in Scotland

      Jim Murphy has confirmed he will stand to be the next Labour leader in Scotland, becoming the first Westminster MP to do so....

    10. October 27, 2014

      Gordon Brown rules out bid to lead Scottish Labour

      Gordon Brown has ruled out a bid to become the new leader of Scottish Labour, dashing the hopes of supporters who believed...

    11. September 22, 2014

      Jim Murphy resists call to seek Labour party leadership in Scotland

      Jim Murphy, the shadow development secretary, is resisting senior Labour party colleagues who are urging him to seek the...

    12. September 19, 2014

      The way back for Labour in Scotland

      In the end, despite the wobbles, Scotland voted No by a very big margin. The late rally to the United Kingdom had many...

    13. September 19, 2014

      Jubilation for No campaigners as Scotland rejects independence

      Anxiety turned first to relief, and then to jubilation at the Better Together campaign party in Glasgow overnight as results...

    14. September 8, 2014

      Future of the Union: Confidence rises and complacency fades

      Yes: Strategy was always to build support for late surge The weekend’s YouGov survey that found Scotland’s independence...

    15. September 2, 2014

      Egg-proof Murphy rallies the nay-sayers

      If Jim Murphy was worried about the “no” campaign’s shrinking lead in Scotland’s referendum debate, the Labour MP did not...

    16. August 31, 2014

      Alex Salmond dismisses claims of Yes campaign intimidation

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has dismissed as “ridiculous” claims that independence campaigners had made a...

    17. May 13, 2014

      Scottish Nationalists hail report of ‘disarray’ in No camp

      Scottish nationalists have seized on the latest report of strains in the campaign against independence, saying a Daily Mail...

    18. March 6, 2014

      Scottish Labour’s infighting endangers ‘no’ campaign

      Deep divisions emerged within the Scottish Labour party over plans to be unveiled this month that propose the control of...

    19. Westminster Blog

      October 8, 2013

      Miliband demanded loyalty, and got it

      Despite the protestations of those close to Ed Miliband, yesterday’s Labour reshuffle looked very much like a cull of the...

    20. October 7, 2013

      Labour’s modernisers lose out to high-flying intake

      Ed Miliband demoted a trio of leading figures from the Blairite wing of the Labour party on Monday as he sought to inject...

    21. October 6, 2013

      Privatised arms procurement plans in Labour’s sights

      Plans to put private companies in charge of buying weapons for British armed forces will come under fresh attack this week...

    22. Westminster Blog

      September 2, 2013

      Labour's foreign policy angst

      When Ed Miliband was deliberating last week on the approach to take for Thursday’s vote on military strikes against Syria,...

    23. March 7, 2013

      MPs warn on defence spending

      Military spending must stay above 2 per cent of gross domestic product if the UK is to maintain international commitments,...

    24. January 22, 2013

      Labour attacks 5,300 army job cuts

      Labour has accused the government of a “carry on regardless” strategy, after ministers announced 5,300 army job losses on...

    25. October 1, 2012

      Speak, or forever hold your notes

      ● Ed Miliband’s speech today is being billed as “highly personal”, but will the Labour leader go one step further by...

    26. July 5, 2012

      Army to lose 20% of regular soldiers

      The British army has announced its largest overhaul in 50 years, proposing to cut its regular forces 20 per cent – to about...

    27. July 5, 2012

      Hammond reveals depth of defence cuts

      The British Army is set to lose 17 of its 136 major units as it aims to cut regular forces by 20,000 over the next eight...

    28. June 4, 2012

      Two Eds grow together as Balls’ star rises

      When Ed Miliband became the Labour party leader almost two years ago, he was determined to block one man from becoming...

    29. May 9, 2012

      Fox blamed for backing wrong aircraft

      Senior government figures have turned on Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, as his successor Philip Hammond prepares to...

    30. April 16, 2012

      Aircraft carriers will not be reconfigured for French

      The UK will not reconfigure its aircraft carriers so that French fighter jets can land on them, senior government officials...

    31. March 18, 2012

      MoD considers fighter jet U-turn

      Labour has attacked the prospect of another U-turn on Britain’s choice of jet fighter to fly off the Royal Navy’s new...

    32. February 24, 2012

      Labour leaders at odds over bonus excess

      Ed Miliband, Labour leader, and Ed Balls, his shadow chancellor, are at odds over the party’s attack on excessive bonuses,...

    33. January 28, 2012

      Labour warns on defence procurement overhaul

      Labour has warned the government against outsourcing control of defence procurement days before ministers unveil plans for a...

    34. January 25, 2012

      MPs call armed forces cuts ‘grotesque’

      By Carola Hoyos and Kiran Stacey in London Forcing troops into redundancy while civilian staff avoid such action is...

    35. January 17, 2012

      MoD announces fresh round of job cuts

      Britain’s Ministry of Defence has announced the latest tranche of redundancies to be carried out in the UK armed forces,...

    36. Westminster Blog

      January 11, 2012

      Miliband goes on the defensive in PMQs

      This was a dangerous PMQs for Ed Miliband. The Christmas break has not been particularly good for the Labour leader, with...

    37. January 9, 2012

      Miliband admits need to be tough on spending

      Ed Miliband will on Tuesday seek to improve Labour’s economic credibility by admitting the party will not be able to make...

    38. November 18, 2011

      MoD spends £564m on technical consultants

      Defence officials have spent just under £600m originally earmarked for military equipment on a fleet of technical...

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