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  • Featured News Scotland We’re meant to gain 100 seats at the next election, keeping our own should be the easy bit, says Tom Watson

    We’re meant to gain 100 seats at the next election, keeping our own should be the easy bit, says Tom Watson

    “We have to do better” electorally, Tom Watson has said to Scottish Labour conference, but he was clear that the leadership question is settled. Watson 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. He criticised the Lib Dems, saying they cannot be progressive, “propping up” the coalition and enabling the bedroom tax. The Greens support recessive economic policy, he said. On […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland The SNP won’t develop Scotland’s infrastructure: whether trains or broadband

    The SNP won’t develop Scotland’s infrastructure: whether trains or broadband

    This is the speech that Highlands and Islands MSP, and shadow cabinet secretary for rural economy and connectivity, Rhoda Grant gave to Scottish Labour conference.  We know we are stronger together. To be able to work together we need to be able to communicate with each other. We need to have affordable and accessible transport, and we have to make the most of the new connections of the digital age supplies. How can we stronger and more resilient if we […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland Education is the priority for social justice, improved equality and a strong economy

    Education is the priority for social justice, improved equality and a strong economy

    This is the full text of the speech given by Scottish Labour’s spokesperson on education Iain Gray to Scottish Labour conference.  Conference, We meet this morning to debate how we should invest in our future and that takes us to the very heart of what this party is about. Because if we believe anything it is that every single one of us has the power to shape our world, our future and our destiny, and that every single one of […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Sadiq Khan: Scottish Nationalism can be as divisive as racism

    Sadiq Khan: Scottish Nationalism can be as divisive as racism

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today warned of the dangers of Scottish Nationalism, saying that there is no difference between it and racism. Khan has spoken out ahead of his speech to Scottish Labour conference, saying that: “There’s no difference between those who try to divide us on the basis of whether we’re English or Scottish and those who try to divide us on the basis of our background, race or religion.” In remarks in the Daily Record, Khan says that both Scots […]

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  • Featured News Scotland Scottish Labour commits to federalism as Dugdale reaffirms support for Union

    Scottish Labour commits to federalism as Dugdale reaffirms support for Union

    Scottish Labour conference has agreed to commit the party to a federalised Britain. It will now be the policy of the party in Scotland to push for a federalised nation, with the vote also supporting Kezia Dugdale’s call for a People’s Constitutional Convention. It comes after Dugdale’s sustained calls for a new act of Union. Later today, in her keynote speech to conference, the Scottish Labour leader Dugdale will reaffirm her commitment to the Union, saying: “the Labour party I […]

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