"Look, the question of whether Jim Murphy should be Scottish Labour leader was last week's disagreement. The people of Scotland decided that he shouldn't be leader, and that's settled now. It's time to move on. The choice that lies ahead next year is clear : it's whether Nicola Sturgeon or Kezia Dugdale should be First Minister."
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It's just as well Murphy didn't "do a Farage" as the election results came in - ie. saying that he would resign as leader but would probably stand in the subsequent leadership election. The problem is that Murphy, as a non-MP and non-MSP, is no longer eligible to be a candidate in a leadership election.
That's how absurd this situation has become. Surely the bare minimum requirement for any Labour leader is that he or she is the sort of person that the rules say is suitable to stand for election as Labour leader?