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.
Posts Tagged: Scottish Labour
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.
Also: UUP have grave doubts about new NI deal; Murphy’s deputy very happy to work with the SNP; and NI Conservatives choose East Belfast candidate.
In bleeding England to fuel traditional spending giveaways, has the Scottish Labour leader signalled his surrender to Scotland’s unsustainable status quo?
Also: UUP leader claims Sinn Fein would collapse Stormont for the sake of its southern ambitions; and Labour set to lose a quarter of their 2010 vote to Sturgeon.
His final pledge was to cancel Christmas to take the fight to the SNP – Jim Murphy could be the decisive change of course Scots Labour need.
Also: Welsh Labour turn fire on emboldened UKIP; NI21 not quite dead; Stormont deadlock still unresolved; Jones attacks Labour policy.
The next Parliament could see the failing brakes on political realignment – i.e. first past the post, incomplete devolution and the institutional grip of the big two parties – give way altogether