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Does Ed Miliband Have A Clue About Scotland?

I'm not sure Ed Miliband's people will be altogether happy that James McIntyre's Prospect interview with the Labour leader devotes quite so much time to Miliband's leadership credentials. This is not, I think, generally considered helpful. Mr Miliband says he is "Labour's biggest critic" to which the obvious rejoinder is "Not while so many of us remain alive, you ain't".
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