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What football can tell you about Jim Murphy (and what Jim Murphy can tell you about football)

The man who would lead Scottish Labour has written a lovely little book

29 November 2014

9:00 AM

29 November 2014

9:00 AM

The author of a rather brilliant little book about football could just hold the key to Labour’s otherwise negligible prospects in next year’s election. Jim Murphy is the last of the devout Blairites left on the scene, following the fratricidal killing of David Miliband, the departure of James Purnell to big bucks at the BBC, and the decision of the head of the church himself to spend more time with his mansions.

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Roger Alton is an executive editor at the Times.

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