Anas Sarwar to co-ordinate Labour’s Scottish Referendum Campaign

December 16, 2012 2:54 pm

Labour’s Deputy Leader Anas Sarwar MP will co-ordinate Labour’s Scottish referendum campaign. Scottish Labour Leader Johann Lamont said that he would bring “real energy, drive and vision” to the campaign. Following the announcement, Sarwar said:

“Labour’s vision for Scotland is different from that of the Tories or Lib Dems and that is why there is a recognition that we need a Labour voice making the case for wealth redistribution, social justice, tackling poverty and how this can be better achieved by working in partnership with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“Better Together has a job to do but it’s job comes to an end after the referendum. While people of all political parties and none will play their part working with Better Together, Scottish Labour also has a different and distinctive role to play. I look forward to bringing the Labour family together in this challenge.”

  • http://twitter.com/tristanpw1 TristanPriceWilliams

    “Anas Sarwar MP will co-ordinate Labour’s Scottish referendum campaign.”

    “Better Together has a job to do but it’s job comes to an end after the referendum.”

    If Mr Sarwar’s job is to co-ordinate the referendum campaign, won’t it too come to an end with the referendum. Not a lot of point in campaigning after the referendum is over….

  • http://twitter.com/tristanpw1 TristanPriceWilliams

    “Anas Sarwar MP will co-ordinate Labour’s Scottish referendum campaign.”

    “Better Together has a job to do but it’s job comes to an end after the referendum.”

    If Mr Sarwar’s job is to co-ordinate the referendum campaign, won’t it too come to an end with the referendum. Not a lot of point in campaigning after the referendum is over….

  • franwhi

    Another Labour MP who took over his dad’s seat and kept it in the family.

  • cynicalhighlander

    Is he campaigning for Yes or No to independence?

  • jaime taurosangastre candelas

    If the Labour “vision” is all about social justice, as opposed to the union, it has lost the argument. Particularly as most English people believe the Scots to be a net drain on benefits. The argument is only, and all about the union.

    Perhaps the Labour “vision” should be immediately put down, like a dog with terminal cancerous growths, and instead a proper campaign be fought based upon what people will actually be voting upon. It may help to have a “proponent” who is recognisably British.

    Perhaps this is too strong.

  • uglyfatbloke

    If he can help to keep Lamont, davidson, Curran and especially Darling off the TV and out of the papers that will be a great help

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