Are we to expect some blue-sky thinking from the generally underwhelming Kezia Dogdoo, in a forthcoming “major constitutional speech”? You will have to forgive me if I do not believe so. It will be no mean feat, if anything the Scottish Labour leader has to say on the issue of the UK’s constitutional arrangements is of any inspiration to me.
I am more than happy for my pessimism to prove utterly unwarranted, though I do not for one minute imagine that this will be the case. Even if what she has to say is deserving of careful consideration, we will know that it has been dreamt up in an effort to make Scottish Labour relevant again and will have had nothing whatsoever to do with any long-held beliefs, values or principles.