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Inside Track Labour Party Special 12 Ed Miliband: Labour Party leader 18 Interview: The Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP 24 Labour analysis


26 Focus: McCormac review 32 Insight: GPs on the frontline


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Regulars 3 Editor’s note: But despite the hyperbole, this urgently needed raking over the coals of the dismal May election result fails to deliver the one thing that the party desperately needs – a message


6 News: Miliband says Salmond hardly known at Westminster, Labour needs to rid itself of tribalism and Scotland in danger of falling behind on climate change


78 Letters: Single police force; A third choice; University fees; and Alcohol legislation


80 Diary: Save the sandwich; Tories embrace AV; Susan Boyle in A&E; and Ian Rankin in bad yoke


82 Last word: It’s business as usual as Parliament returns


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Portfolios 36 Local Government: What does the future hold for shared services in Scotland?


44 Education: Looking to the future through Scottish Studies


50 Health: Developing Scotland’s new mental health strategy


57 Justice: Concern over the continuation of child detention


62 Environment: Is the push towards low energy homes moving fast enough?


68 Business: Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt


Opinion 75 Henry McLeish: The days of old unionism are over but the SNP formula is not unbeatable


76 John Curtice: Murdo Fraser’s gamble is based on evidence


77 Jim Sillars: If Scotland is to seize the opportunity that will come with independence, then it must be able to exercise the maximum sovereign powers.


Free supplement Connect GPs page 32 Interview page 18


Issue 260 19 Sept 2011


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