Murphy must go. His position is utterly untenable.
The leader of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, has blamed Labour’s general election defeat on the party’s Scottish leader, Jim Murphy, and called on him to resign.
McCluskey said Murphy’s leadership of Scottish Labour had made the Tory victory a certainty because it allowed Conservatives to play “the anti-Scottish card” in the closing stages, and provoke a backlash amongst English voters.
The Unite general secretary said Murphy “should leave the scene”.
Murphy faces a no-confidence motion at Scottish Labour’s national executive meeting on Saturday, with Unite and other critics of his leadership, including the rail union Aslef and several MSPs who opposed Murphy’s original leadership bid, struggling to build enough support to force him out.