James Forsyth James Forsyth

How Labour lost Scotland (and could lose the Union)

The referendum campaign brought a moment of unprecedented cross-party co-operation. Those days are long gone

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[/audioplayer]Just four months ago Scotland was the scene of great cross-party co-operation — unprecedented in peace-time politics. Gordon Brown was offering advice on David Cameron’s speeches, Douglas Alexander and the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson turned themselves into a formidable debating duo, and Charles Kennedy was being hailed by Labour strategists as the man who would save the Union.

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