Kezia Dugdale

Could an Englishman ever be First Minister of Scotland?

8 September 2017 14:17

Could an Englishman ever be First Minister of Scotland? That’s the question the Scottish Labour party are having to grapple…

How Kezia Dugdale made Mission: Impossible more difficult for herself

30 August 2017 11:52

When Kezia Dugdale was elected Scottish Labour leader, she tweeted: ‘Mission: Impossible has a happy ending, right?’ As she steps…

Kezia Dugdale’s resignation leaves Labour in turmoil all over again

30 August 2017 10:48

Even in Scotland, ‘Name the post-devolution leaders of the Scottish Labour party’ is a pretty decent pub quiz question. There…

Was Kezia Dugdale forced out by the Corbynistas?

30 August 2017 6:47

Kezia Dugdale was overseeing a revival in her party’s fortunes. She had established herself as a passionate and articulate champion…

Kezia Dugdale: Why I have quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party

29 August 2017 22:48

Earlier this year, I lost a dear friend who taught me a lot about how to live. His terminal illness…

Scottish Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn problem

29 May 2017 18:36

At one of Lord Ashcroft’s focus groups recently, participants were asked what jobs they thought might suit politicians if they…

Sophy Ridge gives Kezia Dugdale reason to blush

28 May 2017 17:07

Given Scottish Labour’s rapid fall from grace north of the border, Mr S suspects that its leader Kezia Dugdale has…

The Tory revival in Scotland belongs to the Unionists

6 May 2017 15:11

Well, then. It turns out that the revival of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party is a real thing. Last…

Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith. Here’s why it won’t help him beat Corbyn

22 August 2016 7:59

It won’t come as much as a surprise to many that Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, has backed Owen…

Scottish Labour ask entire mailing list to stand in local elections

3 August 2016 17:36

With Scottish Labour now the third biggest party in Scotland following disastrous election results in May, it’s safe to say that…

Why is Scottish Labour putting so much effort into its Trident policy?

20 April 2016 11:56

It’s perhaps not a surprise that Scottish Labour will oppose Trident renewal in the party’s manifesto for the Holyrood elections.…

Watch: Jackie Baillie’s disastrous Sunday Politics interview — ‘to call that a “car-crash” would show a lack of respect to automotive accidents’

21 March 2016 9:12

With the Scottish Parliament elections set to take place in May, the SNP are expected to once again top the…

Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do something

2 February 2016 16:45

Last week Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, ventured south to the Imperial capital to brief the…

A Trident debate could send chaos into the heart of Scottish Labour

26 January 2016 16:42

When will ministers hold their vote on Trident renewal? The Sun reports today that the ‘main gate’ decision on the size…

Maria Eagle: Scottish Labour’s vote on Trident won’t dictate Labour’s national policy

2 November 2015 19:52

24 hours after Scottish Labour voted to oppose renewing Trident, the party’s policy is firmly where it was before this…

Jeremy Corbyn comes to Scotland and discovers he has nothing to say

30 October 2015 17:38

When all else fails, I suppose, you can just plead for mercy. That appears to be the message emanating from…

Coffee Shots: Jeremy Corbyn finds his fizz

1 October 2015 18:21

In Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech, the Labour leader claimed that it was time young people found their fizz. ‘Young people and…

Is Labour still a Unionist party?

21 September 2015 16:25

The answer to this question, it turns out, comes from Kenny Dalglish. The answer is mebbys aye, mebbys naw. At the…

Kezia Dugdale appeals to the Left with personal speech about her past

20 August 2015 10:30

Jeremy Corbyn really has made socialism trendy – at least in Scotland. We can take that from the speech that Kezia…

Kezia Dugdale running for leader of Scottish Labour

22 May 2015 11:06

Kezia Dugdale, the deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party, has announced that she’s running for the leadership of the…

Jim Murphy resigns as Scottish Labour leader and condemns Len McCluskey

16 May 2015 16:36

Jim Murphy is quitting Scottish Labour. After only narrowly surviving a vote of no confidence from the party’s executive this…

Anas Sarwar is favourite to lead Scottish Labour

25 October 2014 11:46

Now that Johann Lamont has quit as leader of Scottish Labour, bookies are now taking odds on her successor. Four of the eight…