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Chris Deerin is the New Statesman's contributing editor (Scotland).
The former PM grasps the scale of the UK’s predicament but not the full need for transformative constitutional reform.
For the Corbynites, a second referendum is a price worth paying for securing power.
Whenever Sturgeon departs, there will be a fight not just for the top job but for the soul of the party.
The Prime Minister could conclude that the status quo is untenable and offer a new vote including a devo-max option.
The party should finally replace its mediocre leader Willie Rennie and revitalise its policy offer.
Since the Brexit referendum, polls have shown the number of Scots opposed to leaving the EU has only grown.
There is no obvious figure to take her place as the most compelling opponent of Scottish independence.
The party’s mixed domestic record could yet deny it the seats it needs for a second independence referendum.
Like their Brexit-voting compatriots, Scots are recognising that there may indeed be more to life and politics than money.
Suggestions a Labour government wouldn't oppose a second independence referendum are compounding a dearth of talent north of the border.