25 October 2014 Last updated at 00:05

Scottish Labour leader stands down

Johann Lamont stands down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, accusing the party's UK leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office".

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Brian Taylor Article written by Brian Taylor Brian Taylor Political editor, Scotland

Johann Lamont resignation: A leader without influence

Johann Lamont's going was not inevitable, in that someone can always fight and she could have withstood the sniping that was coming her way from individual backbenchers, but she felt she had been let down by the leadership more generally.

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