RICHARD Leonard will today insist that a Socialist Britain will do more to improve the lives of Scots than a “separate Scotland ever could”.

And in his keynote address to conference, the Scottish Labour leader will claim that the UK is “on the brink of something extraordinary: the only opportunity for more than a generation to elect a truly radical, transformative, Labour Government”.

During his speech Mr Leonard will highlight the need for a new constitutional settlement, revealing his plans for "democratic renewal".

He is due to say: "If Brexit is showing us anything, it is that the British Constitution is creaking and out of date.

“So, I am proud that our party will go into Government with a new determination to shift power closer to the people; we will extend democracy not just at the ballot box but in every workplace and every community," Mr Leonard will say.