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Chris Deerin is the New Statesman's contributing editor (Scotland).
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.
Opponents of independence have been left to hope that Scots will eventually tire of an endless constitutional row.
Faced with a hard Brexiteer cabinet, the party has lost its momentum and spirit of optimism.
Even unionists are being forced to recognise the increasing appeal of something different and potentially better.
The revival of the long-standing Scottish liberal tradition could help thwart the SNP's bid for independence.