Jim Murphy is the former Labour MP for East Renfrewshire and leader of Scottish Labour 2014-15.
At its purest, impartiality witnesses a house fire and declares it a shame for the property owners but a joy for the fire.
And maybe, given the possibility of Brexit, even apply for an Irish passport.
The American elections are mesmerising - but if it’s breathtaking, eye-watering campaign chutzpah you're after, look to Scotland.
This isn't a crude argument about the balance of forces in any future leadership contest. It's about what we can still achieve and all that we share.
As a continent reels politically from the refugee crisis and emotionally from the Paris attacks, football must find a new, confident voice.
After Iraq and Afghanistan, Britain has re-entered a period of unresolved purpose.
In many ways, the “Britain Out” campaign will sound a lot like an SNP tribute band - or a Corbyn one.
The shadow Dfid secretary Jim Murphy on Labour's three Rs for fighting world hunger.
Barked at by a dog, watched by a Pet Shop Boy and heckled by a Yes-supporting horse.