Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy: second independence referendum is inevitable

15 June 2015 17:16

Jim Murphy is quitting frontline politics with a bang. The outgoing leader of the Scottish Labour party addressed Policy Exchange this…

Will Sepp Blatter ‘unresign’ like Nigel Farage?

2 June 2015 18:42

After mounting public pressure, Sepp Blatter has today announced he will resign as Fifa president. This comes after the 79-year-old was…

Len McCluskey and the trade unions need Labour as much as the party needs them

18 May 2015 9:19

Can Labour’s links with trade unions survive the leadership contest? This morning, Harriet Harman will outline in a speech at…

Jim Murphy resigns as Scottish Labour leader and condemns Len McCluskey

16 May 2015 16:36

Jim Murphy is quitting Scottish Labour. After only narrowly surviving a vote of no confidence from the party’s executive this…

Scotland is on the verge of becoming a one-party state

5 May 2015 11:41

My constituency is one of the SNP’s most coveted prizes. If they win in Midlothian they can win almost anywhere.…

Election podcast special: eight days to go

29 April 2015 12:43

In today’s election podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I discuss David Cameron’s ‘tax lock’ pledge, Ed Miliband’s promise on tax credits…

Jim Murphy rallies Labour activists in Edinburgh

23 April 2015 13:14

Jim Murphy held a street rally in Edinburgh today. Given many of the election events from the main parties have…

Jim Murphy, Douglas Alexander and Charles Kennedy set to lose seats as SNP march continues

17 April 2015 17:47

Labour’s efforts to stem the nationalist tide in Scotland aren’t working. Lord Ashcroft has polled eight marginals north of the border…

Music to the SNP’s ears: Vote Labour, get more austerity

13 April 2015 17:31

As Jim Murphy tries to turn back the SNP surge, he has been arguing that a Labour government wouldn’t result…

Labour admit journalists ‘are people too’

10 April 2015 14:11

Is Labour’s war on the media finally over? After Mr S reported this week that journalists were jeered for asking questions…

Sturgeon vs Murphy vs Davidson is the best show in British politics

9 April 2015 18:09

Right now, you know, Nicola Sturgeon vs Jim Murphy vs Ruth Davidson is the best show in British politics. It…

Campaign kick-off: 28 days to go

9 April 2015 9:56

Trident is set to be the big issue today — but the fight isn’t just about policy. Several newspapers have…

Ruth Davidson, Scotland’s Iron Lady, could be just what the Tories need

8 April 2015 18:40

Nicola Sturgeon has been described as a rock star politician. In Tuesday’s STV debate she looked like one who is…

Listen: The Spectator’s take on the Scottish leaders’ debates

7 April 2015 23:49

The Scottish leaders’ debate was, so far, the most informative TV debate of the campaign. In a View from 22 podcast special,…

As it happened: Scottish leaders’ debate

7 April 2015 19:45

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the Scottish leaders’ debate on STV. We’ll be providing the latest developments and…

The Scottish TV debates offer Labour one final chance to hold back the SNP advance

7 April 2015 10:57

Tonight’s Scottish leaders’ debate in Edinburgh is as important to the general election campaign as last week’s debate featuring Cameron,…

Jim Murphy’s popularity surges (in England)

1 April 2015 12:57

There’s not much love for Labour in Scotland at the moment, with Mr S reporting this week that Jim Murphy has…

A shocking Scottish opinion poll reveals that Labour aren’t dead yet

1 April 2015 10:51

When is a disaster also a miracle? When it allows Scottish Labour to simultaneously endure its worst result since 1931 and…

New poll shows SNP will annihilate Labour — but the nation is still divided over independence

31 March 2015 21:32

Scottish Labour is having no luck in denting the SNP’s support. ComRes/ITV News have released a new poll this evening,…

Jim Murphy fails to mention Labour on his campaign leaflets

30 March 2015 8:05

Earlier this month the Labour party were accused of not including pictures of Ed Miliband on campaign literature out of…