Scottish Labour

Scottish Labour leader: If it’s England vs Scotland, I support England

20 November 2017 14:14

This weekend, Richard Leonard proved that an Englishman can succeed in Scottish politics. The Corbyn ally – who hails from…

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…

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…

Jeremy Corbyn thanks the SNP… at Scottish Labour conference

26 February 2017 14:01

Oh dear. Although Paul Mason has taken to the airwaves this morning to suggest that Scottish independence would be a good…

Bust-up over influence of Scottish Labour

25 September 2016 9:47

Now that Jeremy Corbyn has won, the fight moves to the jungle of Labour Party rules, regulations and procedures. Whoever…

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…

Nationalist sentiment won’t fix Scottish Labour’s identity crisis

6 June 2016 15:03

Scottish Labour is in a pretty bleak place at the moment. It is recovering from its second drubbing in an…

What will Labour moderates do now?

6 May 2016 12:32

The election results that we’ve had through so far are a pretty potent combination for the Labour party. Diane Abbott…

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.…

Will Ruth Davidson’s ski-doo stunts pay off at the ballot box?

12 April 2016 16:43

Just a few days into the official campaign for the Holyrood elections and Ruth Davidson has had to change her…

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 attacks SNP from left with tax rise plans

2 February 2016 14:29

Those of you who live in the rest of the UK will have no idea what a relief it is for…

Diane Abbott: UK-wide Labour will also oppose Trident

2 November 2015 8:54

Jeremy Corbyn said he wanted Labour to have an open debate about the big issues and he’s certainly got that.…

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…

Scottish Labour pull campaign video after spelling gaffe: #genertaion

30 October 2015 13:03

Someone at Scottish Labour is having a very bad day. The beleaguered party’s Perth conference has made the news. Alas, it…

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…

Jocky Come Home: a Labour misery drama that will flop

29 September 2015 14:47

Jeremy Corbyn is supposed to come to Scotland this week. Thursday’s visit will be his first since he became leader…

Coffee Shots: Scottish Labour go wild

28 September 2015 11:47

The brains at Scottish Labour must have been feeling pretty optimistic when they booked their venue at Brighton’s Hilton for their…

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…

Michael Gove claims Tories will win more seats in Scotland than Labour

1 May 2015 13:04

Michael Gove was out and about with fifty odd Tory activists dressed as Nicola Sturgeon in Westminster today, when he…