THE RETURN of two party politics in England was mirrored to a more limited extent in Scotland, with both Labour and the Tories gaining at the expense of the Scottish National Party, who shed a third of their seats, including those held by former leader Alex Salmond and deputy leader Angus Robertson. The big winner … Continue reading SNP squeezed: Labour stakes claim to future victories
By Chris Taylor UNISON RECENTLY announced that striking Glasgow City Council IT workers have accepted an offer from the council and returned to work. Having secured guarantees that they will continue to be council-linked employees and suffer no redundancies or relocation, the strike has been called off. This brings to an end a dispute which … Continue reading Glasgow Labour scabs on strikers
By Sandy McBurney New Labour’s formula has delivered the greatest electoral defeat in Scottish Labour’s history. It’s time for change Scottish Labour suffered a historic defeat in the Holyrood elections, securing just 20 per cent of the vote and 24 seats. The biggest shock of the night came when they were pushed into third place … Continue reading Labour has to go back to basics in Scotland
By Sandy McBurney ALL commentators are agreed that the governing party, the Scottish National Party (SNP), is going to win the 2016 Scottish parliamentary elections. They are on 50 per cent plus in the opinion polls. Their membership stands at 115,000, which is the equivalent of over a million members on a British scale. This … Continue reading What are the prospects for Scottish Labour?
The Scottish Nationalist Party is still riding high after its almost total wipe out of Labour in the May general election. The SNP has a lot of support among the electorate. Currently in the opinion polls they have about 50 per cent of the vote and look set to win a sweeping victory in the … Continue reading Can Labour Overturn the Nationalists and Win Back Scotland?