Neil Kinnock :
Remember how you felt on that dreadful morning of June the 10th. Just remember how you felt then, and think to yourselves : June the 9th, 1983. Never, ever again will we experience that.
To all intents and purposes, they have just experienced "that" all over again, and why? Because they thought that the "realism" and "maturity" of staying in touch with what the electorate actually wants is only required when the electorate in question is centre-right and located in the southern third of Britain.
In contrast to 1983, there is very little sign that the shock of a crushing defeat has taught Labour any kind of lesson. Quite the reverse - the prescription for recovery in Scotland seems to be to "do what we just did all over again, and expect a different result next time". Apparently it's the Scottish electorate that got it wrong, not Labour.