Those around at the time will remember well the 1980s and the days of “suicide note” manifestos. A lurch to the Left now, as it was then, would be catastrophic for Labour and would ensure oblivion in Scotland.
What all the candidates should remember more than anything else is the fundamental difference between a Labour voter and a Labour activist.
The vast majority of Labour voters occupy the centre-left of politics and have no interest whatsoever in Trident and other pointless posturing.
New Cut Rigg