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Labour puts factionalism before nationalism.

 Biff, bash, bosh. The Scottish Labour Party is engaged in its favourite pursuit: personal infighting. Better together? Speaking together would be a start. As so often at key moments in modern Scottish history, what we hear from Labour is  muffled yells from within the organisation as factions fight it out on North/South lines, or on … Continue reading

Nicola Sturgeon. The Yes minister. But does she ‘do’ the constitution?

    It was the June 2004. Nicola Sturgeon was preparing to set out her stall for the SNP leadership election following the resignation of John Swinney after that month’s disastrous European election results. Everyone expected her to win.    That was until the shock news came in that Alex Salmond had decided to return … Continue reading

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