Libby Brooks: On the referendum trail with Jim Murphy
FEATURE: The Guardian’s Libby Brooks follows Labour’s Jim Murphy on the campaign trail as he tours Scotland calling for a ‘No’ vote in September’s referendum.
Murphy is currently undertaking a tour of 100 Scottish towns in the 100 days leading to 18 September.
Nineteen-year-old Jack Whyte has never heard of Jim Murphy, shadow secretary of state for international development, former Scottish secretary, MP for East Renfrewshire, Celtic season ticket holder and Irn Bru drinker.
So he is amused and bemused to have his late afternoon loll on the low wall by the shops on Blinkbonny Road, Falkirk, interrupted by the dapper politician, local Better Together supporters and the obligatory scattering of Young People With Clipboards.