Also: Villiers ‘unsurprised’ that Provisional IRA still exists; Scottish Labour tacks left in scramble for 2016; and Corbyn will comfort Old Labour dinosaurs in Wales.
Posts Tagged: Scottish Labour
Also: Kendall and Kinnock turn fire on Corbyn; Burnham confirms support for contesting Ulster elections; and former Tory MEP passes on.
Also: Scottish Labour fear far-left infiltration; Plaid debate fate of former leader; Welsh Labour criticise ‘toxic’ leadership race; and nationalists bid to rechristen Londonderry.
Also: UKIP predict Welsh success; DUP deny Robinson retirement allegations; Burnham pledges to let Labour stand in Northern Ireland; and Plaid disciplines Wood critic.
Also: Jones allies with Sturgeon on EU; SNP set to storm Scottish elections; opposition grows to Welsh e-cig ban; and SDLP leader to resign Stormont seat.
All a unionist party does by dissolving its British connections is signal to the electorate that the SNP are right.
The Scottish Conservatives only held their single seat at the General Election, but do the 2016 and 2020 elections offer the prospect of breakthrough?
“We cannot have our leaders selected, or deselected, by the grudges and grievances of one prominent man. The leader of the Scottish Labour Party doesn’t serve by the grace of Len McCluskey.”
Also: Knives out for two more Labour leaders – Murphy in Scotland and Jones in Wales.
Also: Northern Irish Labour denounce bar on contesting elections; SNP suspend members who harassed Murphy; Robinson calls for pan-UK unionist fightback.
The threat posed by Scottish Nationalists to the Union has had the beneficial consequence of reinvigorating the Scottish Conservatives.
Also: the DUP rule out any formal parliamentary arrangement with the SNP; and the Tories grant the Welsh Assembly powers of redefinition.
“We’re not looking for any sort of deal. The fact is the difference between Labour and the SNP is too big, and the gap has grown.”
Also: Labour MPs promising on the doorstep not to ally with SNP; more bad news for Welsh Labour as support for more powers slumps; Irish Government legalises drugs by accident.
Plus: Lord Ashcroft’s Scotland poll – I must revise my predictions. Abuse in Rotherham. An upset in Sheffield? My drivetime success. And: in memoriam, Martin Gilbert.