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Ballot Rigging Claims

I haven't taken much interest in the affairs of the Scottish Labour Party of late, but The Herald has an interesting piece today in which Paul Hutcheon reports on 'ballot rigging' claims against the Unite union, Labour's largest donor. Show More Summary

The EU's holding secret Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn amid fears Theresa May's government could crumble

EU chiefs have held "significant" Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer. Europe wants assurances Labour will honour Conservative Party commitments. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has told Theresa May's critics to "putShow More Summary

Fishy Pishygate

Paul Hutcheon broke a great story in The Herald the other day involving a full-time Unison union official who claims to have been granted permission to campaign for one of the contenders in the Scottish Labour leadership election - while signed off on paid sick leave. Show More Summary

Glasgow - Height of Hypocrisy

How's this for shameful and shameless behaviour from a Scottish delegate to the 2017 Labour Party conference in Brighton. The truth is that the pay arrangements judged to be 'unfit for purpose' by Scotland's highest civl court, the Court...Show More Summary

The 'People's Party'

The Scotsman's report on Kezia Dugdale's sudden resignation as Scottish Labour leader seems pretty convincing to me - Kezia's decision seems to have been driven by largely personal considerations, but who says they 'need a new challenge' after only two years in such a big job. Show More Summary

Politics and Equal Pay

Richard Leonard is a potential candidate in the race to replace Kezia Dugale as the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Now I can't think of a single Labour figure who put their head above the parapet during the long fight for equal pay in Scotland over the past 12 years. Show More Summary

These are the main contenders to succeed Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader

LONDON — Kezia Dugdale's resignation as Scottish Labour leader has triggered a close race to find a successor. Her replacement is tipped to be a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn unlike Dugdale, who repeatedly criticised the Labour leader during...Show More Summary

Corbyn tightens grip with resignation of Scottish Labour leader

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The leader of Scottish Labour said she had resigned "on her own terms" in a move that will most likely cement leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn's hold on a party which is struggling to regain traction in Scotland.

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

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

Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader

Kezia Dugdale steps down as Scottish Labour leader. Dugdale has been a vocal critic of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the past. Labour gained six seats in Scotland at the general election. LONDON — Kezia Dugdale has resigned as Scottish...Show More Summary

Scottish Labour party leader quits

Kezia Dugdale on Tuesday quit as leader of Britain's centre-left Labour party in Scotland, saying that the party needed a "new leader with fresh energy, drive and a new mandate." "I choose to stand down because I believe it is best for...Show More Summary

Time to Renew Scottish Labour

Few things typify the volatility of British politics more than what has happened in Scotland during these last three years. It's dizzying. The summer of 2014 signified the seeming eclipse of Scottish Labour as the nationalist tide came in and annexed its activist base and a goodly chunk of the party's voters to the SNP. Show More Summary

Five Most Popular Posts in July

What were the five most-read posts from this here blog last month? 1. Yvette Cooper's "Alternative Vision" 2. Jeremy Corbyn and the Working Class 3. Corbynism and Scottish Labour 4. The Politics of Re-Selecting Labour MPs 5. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Wow, what an incredible month. Show More Summary

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