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Tag: scottish labour

Bombings vote will expose fissures within several parties at Westminster

By Hugh Kerr The drums of war are beating heavily. While in Scotland both Labour and the SNP are officially waiting for Cameron to reveal...

Bateman: Praise for Scottish Labour not yet backed up in the...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Much excitement among Labourites that after eight years their heroes may have scored against the SNP. Eight years…in 2007 interest rates were...

Despite the rhetoric, Labour remains a long way from re-discovering its...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If Labour has rediscovered its soul, is it time to ask why it lost its voice in the indyref? How is...

Commentary: ‘Let us hasten demise of Scottish Labour’

Commentary: Earlier this week Derek Bateman gave a qualified welcome to the arrival of Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader. Here G.A. Ponsonby provides...

Labour contenders and the monumental task of winning over the youth...

Scottish Labour leadership contenders Kezia Dugdale and Ken MacIntosh addressed the issue of young voters at a hustings meeting in Glasgow's east end last...

Scottish Labour, its future and the ‘worst TV leaders’ debate ever’

Newspaper columnist Iain Macwhirter has rushed out a new book - Tsunami - covering the general election campaign. Below is an extract, covering erstwhile Scottish...

Scottish Labour contender: we need a whole new dialogue

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Scottish Labour leadership contender Ken Macintosh MSP has told Newsnet that his party needs to build a whole new dialogue with...

In politics, you have to believe in something… don’t you ?

Commentary by Derek Bateman There’s been some soul-searching on difficult issues lately resulting in deep-thinking articles and essays across the media, some of them excellent...

Cross party co-operation requires politicians with imagination

Commentary by Derek Bateman It was 1988 I reckon when I headed into North Lanarkshire with a BBC film crew to speak to the new...

Murphy bows to inevitable, returning fire at Labour critics

By Thomas Connolly Failed Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy finally bowed to the inevitable and agreed to resign from his post next month. Murphy, whose intervention...