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  • Featured News Scotland Kezia Dugdale: “The Labour party I lead will never support independence”

    Kezia Dugdale: “The Labour party I lead will never support independence”

    Scotland still “bears the scars” of the last independence referendum and Scottish Labour will resist all attempts to hold a fresh vote on independence, Kezia Dugdale has said. She launched the website TogetherStronger.scot at Scottish Labour Conference today, where members of the public can sign up to show their opposition to a second referendum. In her keynote speech to Scottish Labour conference, Dugdale also pledged to campaign to raise child support, saying that “220,000 Scottish children are still in poverty.” “Charities, anti-poverty organisations […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland Uncategorized Dugdale: Scottish Labour will oppose a divisive second independence referendum

    Dugdale: Scottish Labour will oppose a divisive second independence referendum

    This is the full text of Kezia Dugdale’s keynote speech to Scottish Labour conference  Chair, conference, friends, Thank you for that incredible welcome. It’s great to be back in Perth. And let me begin by thanking my friend, Sadiq Khan, for such a powerful speech. Conference, Sadiq is a reminder to us of what we are fighting for. He reminds us why we should be restless every single day that we are not in power. Because he shows us what […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland Sadiq Khan: Scottish Labour’s best days still lie ahead with Kezia at the helm

    Sadiq Khan: Scottish Labour’s best days still lie ahead with Kezia at the helm

    This is the full text of the speech London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave to Scottish Labour conference Conference. It has been a difficult week for Labour. My congratulations go to our new MP Gareth Snell, and my commiserations to our brilliant candidate Gillian and the Labour Party staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly in Copeland. It’s an honour to be here today and to speak with you in the beautiful city of Perth. Labour members make us the amazing movement […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland Tom Watson: Seven years into a Tory government we shouldn’t be losing seats

    Tom Watson: Seven years into a Tory government we shouldn’t be losing seats

    This is the full text of Tom Watson’s speech to Scottish Labour conference today.  Hello everyone, thank you for having me. I’m so pleased to be here in Perth. But I am going to start my speech today by saying something controversial. I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but I strongly believe that when someone has so recently defied the bookmakers and romped home to an historic, unexpected victory they have the right to see their vision […]

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  • Featured News Scotland This is no time for a leadership election, says Tom Watson

    This is no time for a leadership election, says Tom Watson

    “We have to do better” electorally, Tom Watson has said to Scottish Labour conference. Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, was clear to say that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership is secure. He rubbished the idea of a progressive alliance, saying it is “an electoral dead end.” “We’ve already got a progressive alliance – it’s called the Labour party” he said. Criticising the Lib Dems, he said they cannot be described as progressive, “propping up” the coalition and enabling the bedroom tax. The Greens are supportive […]

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