Wednesday, 23 November 2011
We Shouldn't Write Off Labour
Although a large majority of you decided you weren't interested in Scottish Labour's leadership election we shouldn't write off Labour... yet.
Although the above poll gives little evidence as to the identity of the new leader, it must be remembered that Labour has a strong history in Scotland and has produced many politicians who have contributed, at Westminster, to the running of the UK.
However, these days have gone and Labour in Scotland has little to offer Westminster and even less to offer the Scottish Parliament, but they will not explode into oblivion. They will use their unionist agenda to fight the independence referendum and should the SNP win - which is distinctly possible - Labour will be there and quickly reform their attitude towards being under Westminster control. Only then will they reinvent themselves.
Therefore we shouldn't write them off altogether and we ignore them at our peril during the next four years. They have the power of the unions behind them plus the London party machine.
Thanks to all who voted.