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Here Is The UK's First Political Interview Conducted Entirely In Emoji

Kezia Dugdale, likely to be the next leader of Scottish Labour, may have the strongest emoji game in UK politics.

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Kezia Dugdale is very likely to become the next leader of Scottish Labour following Jim Murphy's resignation last month.

The leadership contest is ongoing, but Dugdale – the current deputy leader of the party – is the clear favourite over the only other declared candidate for the job, Ken Macintosh.

We thought it was time to get to know her a bit better and discover the thoughts and feelings that drive Dugdale, who, as leader, would face the task of reviving Scottish Labour after an absolute shocker of an election last month.

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No – well played.

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This took me about half an hour to fully comprehend – but I think she's saying that, if the SNP's proposal of Scotland raising and controlling all of its own money became reality, there would be £7.6 billion of spending cuts to Scottish public services, as per this analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

The future of political journalism? No, probably not.

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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