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Margaret Curran on Johann Lamont rift press reports

Margaret Curran said she could "easily challenge" press reports about her relations with the former Scottish Labour leader.

The shadow Scottish secretary said she would be sending a Christmas card to Johann Lamont and expected to receive one back, and the pair enjoyed had a "lively friendship" since their university years.

Ms Curran told Andrew Neil she had not undermined their former Holyrood leader, did not want Ms Lamont to quit, and had offered to support her in changes needed after the referendum,

She was also asked about when she would reveal who would get her backing in the contest to be the new Scottish leader.

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