Unemployment fell by 50,000 between June and August to 2.53 million. Official figures show employment has now reached a record high of almost 30 million.
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Weather warning in force across central and northern Scotland until 9am Tuesday morning.
We're all narcissists now (aren't we) so it must be OK for me to see the prism of UK politics through my two stints as a political editor.