Jim Murphy has resigned his shadow cabinet role to campaign for the post of Labour leader in Scotland. He told The JT :" Yeh the thing is right, it looks like my Westminster seat might be on a shoogly nail so I'm looking for an exit strategy."
It is understood that Mr Murphy is concerned that if he fails to become Scottish leader, he loss of his East Renfrewshire seat might result in him having no money.
" I might have to rethink my career, possibly I'd need to re-train or look for a new field of work."
Mr Murphy did ask if there were any jobs going at The JT but backed off when told of the salary and the hours- both with a null value.