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Tag: scottish labour

OBFA vote and High Court rulings demonstrate limits of modern democracy

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s the struggle between people and power…the state versus the citizen. It could be the courts or the politicians, no matter....

Corbyn conquers Labour dissidents while Scotland shrugs and looks away

As Jeremy Corbyn hails his second party leadership victory, Derek Bateman reflects on the slow decline and sudden fall of Labour's fortunes in Scotland A...

Like or loathe them, Scotland still needs Labour – for now

As part of Newsnet.scot's examination of Labour's current options - including commentary articles and a  podcast discussion with Scottish 'Corbynista' Rhea Wolfson, commentator Bernard Thompson...

Whatever happens to Labour, is bell tolling for the Dugdale leadership?

Commentary by Bernard Thompson Perhaps Labour really does need a new leader – in Scotland The leadership contests in the Labour and Conservative parties have been...

Fracking ‘ban’: A firm stand against the unacceptable, or gesture politics?

Commentary by Derek Bateman God, but the air smelled fresh on Great Western Road this morning – yesterday it was one of the UK’s most...

Defeated Dugdale: Labour will fight to keep Scotland, and UK, in...

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale launched her party's European referendum "remain" campaign in Edinburgh today. As the first in a series of articles about...

Who dares wins: Does post-election Scotland need a new party politics?

With one party so far ahead in the polls, Christopher Silver considers the post-election landscape in Scotland and asks whether the pro-Union parties will...

Opinion: As Labour flounders, party’s problem with the SNP is its...

Commentary by Derek Bateman What is it that keeps all those goggle-eyed Nats voting SNP? The more blinkered Unionists ask themselves the same question over...

Scottish Labour treated like a protected species on U-turns

By G.A.Ponsonby What is Scottish Labour policy on the council tax freeze?  I have to admit that I don't know. I don't think anyone does....

Labour won’t support Scottish opt-out if UK votes to leave European...

By a Newsnet reporter Scottish Labour will not back calls for a pro-EU Scotland to remain in the European Union if the rest of the...