This tells us everything. The Labour Party has not one currently active politician who could credibly lead their campaign to save the Union. Think back only 7 years and, for all their obvious faults, they had a reasonable cluster of MPs and MSPs with experience at a senior level in Scottish and/or UK politics – Brown, Darling, Reid, Alexander, McConnell, Chisholm, McLeish.
There were even one or two Lib Dems and Tories with a bit of a reputation – Michael Moore, Annabel Goldie?
I know, non were that good but at least they had candidates. They have no one at all for 2021.
So, it’s a failed prime minister, a former chancellor who doubled UK debt, sold off the gold and famously claimed that he had saved the world by ending boom and bust just before he helped the trigger the monstrous bust of 2008 and, before that, in 2003, was complicit in and helped to fund the illegal war in Iraq. The blood is on his hands as much as on those of Blair and Campbell.
Have they even considered James Kelly? Or that guy who set fire to the curtains on his hotel room?