From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Calls rise for discrete Labour leadership in Scotland -sans Jim
Wednesday 13th May 2015
And she said: “We need to seriously assess where we are and put forward a strategy that will win people back.
“In Scotland that means having a separate Labour Party deciding it own policy because the type of policies coming out of Westminster do not relate to what people want in Scotland.
“They don’t relate to what people want in England, either.
“I was told by the whips that every policy had to be about winning Middle England, and winning those seats, I was told the interests of my constituents weren’t the most important thing.”
Ms Clark replied: “It’s not just the message, but the messenger, and Jim Murphy should consider his position.”
Sister union Unison agreed that “radical change” was needed. In a statement yesterday, the union noted: “‘The problems of Scottish Labour long pre-date this election and the current leadership.
“It is unprecedented for a party leader not to stand down after such a defeat, particularly when he loses his own seat.
The campaign may have been energetic, but it lacked focus and clearly voters do not regard Jim Murphy as a credible messenger of Scottish Labour values.
“We do not believe it is Unison’s place to initiate a change in leadership. However, if there is a wider movement proposing change Unison Labour Link would not oppose it.”
“People in Scotland turned to the SNP because Labour wasn’t bold enough. Labour didn’t stand against austerity, Labour stood for austerity-lite”: here.