Developing: Highland MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart have announced that they are quitting the Scottish National Party – reducing their majority to just a single seat. Their resignations follows the pro-Nato vote at the party’s conference last week.
Gordon Brown was in Glasgow today, and gave a speech calling on those who want rid of a Tory government to back Labour. Here’s a clip: The video quality isn’t great, but the speech is…Read more →
People who work in the health service say Labour are the party they trust most with the NHS, a poll has found. Dods Research asked 2,000 health workers which parties’ policies they thought would most benefit their work. 29% said Labour, the Conservatives came in 11 points behind on 18%, while the Lib Dems got 6%, the Greens 5% and UKIP received the least amount of votes with 3%. Meanwhile 33% said they didn’t know or would prefer not to […]Read more →
The Herald today has a letter from 100 people who voted ‘yes’ in the referendum urging voters in Scotland to vote Labour to “get the Tories out”. Included among the signatories are such high profile ‘Yes’ campaigners as Sir Charles Grey and anti-poverty campaigner Bob Holman. Signatories to the letter have expressed concern that Nicola Sturgeon is planning a second referendum and have argued that “We don’t want to go through that again so soon.” The full text of the […]Read more →
In 2010, the Sun printed a piece attacking a man “squatting in a luxury home near the Houses of Parliament”. They went on to say that the “squatter” was “refusing to budge from the Georgian townhouse in Downing Street”. That man was Gordon Brown. Yet on Friday, David Cameron is preparing to try and rewrite the constitution to do exactly the same – if not worse. As I wrote at the weekend, all that anyone needs to do come May 8th […]Read more →
This election has seen an increasingly marginalised print press plumb new depths to try and prove their relevance. From the Times this morning screaming about UNIONS!!! (Or to be more accurate – Labour National Executive Committee will have an emergency meeting following the election) to the Sun vilifying/glorifying the SNP (delete as most appropriate to harm Labour where you live). But this morning one columnist has topped them all. And of course it’s Richard Littlejohn in the Daily Mail. He […]Read more →