Six months away from the general election, Labour is struggling to convince the country that it has the authority to govern – and its MPs are becoming ever more despondent.
Jason Cowley on the struggles and woes of the Labour leader.
How did the Labour party lose support, and where have its votes gone?
Former Scottish Labour deputy leader Anas Sarwar is expected to join Miliband's team.
Farage's party badly defeated after attempting to exploit Rotherham child abuse scandal.
"I will fight with you with every fibre of my being over these months to show how we can change Scotland," says the Labour leader.
The shadow cabinet is likely his next stop.
"The folk who say you can only do this from the left aren't following the lessons of recent Scottish electoral history," says the Scottish Labour leadership frontrunner.
Even those inured to the gang warfare that periodically engulfs the party are stunned by the events of the last week.
Labour should be prepared to go in to coalition to prioritise strategic investment, a modern constitutional settlement and fairer austerity measures in government.