Saturday, 17 December 2011
It's All Over Bar The Photocalls
That's it then - all over bar the photocalls. Farewell to Iain Gray (right) and welcome to Johann Lamont (left), the new leader of the Labour party in Scotland.
Later today the results of the never-ending Scottish Labour leadership campaign will be announced, but the Scotsman inadvertently published the result at midnight within the content of its McLeish article.
Henry McLeish does make some sharp observations about the state of his party at present, but it's perhaps too late in the day for Labour to make any substantial changes. One point with which I disagree is the advice to forget Alex Salmond. Johann Lamont would be well advised to do the opposite or she may well find Alex Salmond ignoring her and that wouldn't be a particularly pleasant experience.
Once again the ugly side of Labour ballots has reared its head. Their slogan is still 'vote early, vote often' I see. Will they never learn?