January 15, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has criticised the Prime Minister’s refusal to grant the transfer of power to the Scottish Parliament which would allow an independence referendum to be held this year.

Commenting on the predictable response from Mr Johnson to the SNP Government’s democratic mandate, which would offer the people of Scotland a ch...

January 13, 2020

Richard Leonard MSP, Leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, has been forced to abandon plans to hold a conference on whether the party should support a second independence referendum. 

Labour’s ruling executive has forced him to replace the conference with an away day to discuss ‘federalism,’ leading to accusations that Mr Leonard is the party’s...

August 7, 2019

The SNP has called on Labour’s Leader in Scotland, Richard Leonard MSP, to “get on the right side of democracy,” after Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP backed a second independence referendum, saying that "if the Scottish people decide they want a referendum, that's for them."

Mr McDonnell said that whether there should be a referen...

March 13, 2019

I was disappointed that at North Ayrshire Council’s (NAC) meeting on 13 February, Labour and the Tories backed a motion to support plans for a Glasgow Airport Rail Link as envisaged in the 2014 Glasgow City Deal.

This had just been dismissed by the Glasgow Airport Access Steering Group as it did not contain a strong business case indicating that...

February 18, 2019

Seven Labour MPs resigned from their party today, 18 February in protest Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, his stance on Brexit and his handling of allegations of anti-Semitism. They call themselves “The Independent Group”.

The seven are Luciana Berger, Ann Coffey, Mike Gapes, Chris Leslie, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith and Chuka Umunna.

Within an hour of...

February 5, 2019

It has been yet another bad year for the Labour Party in Scotland. With its latest leader in Scotland failing to make any impact whatsoever and Jeremy Corbyn incoherent over Brexit, Labour lost members in all 73 Scottish Holyrood constituencies, falling from 25,836 in January 2018, to 21,162 compared to January 2019, a decline of 18.1%. It was 2...

January 17, 2019

The Labour Party in Scotland has joined forces with the Tories by refusing to rule out the threat of a no-deal Brexit.

During a debate at Holyrood on Scotland’s Future Economy, the day after the Brexit vote at Westminster, the SNP called on the UK Government to ‘rule out a no deal Brexit,’ which would be a disaster for jobs, household incomes an...

January 15, 2019

If you want to know Labour’s position on Brexit, please view this ‘explanation’ from a rather hesitant Lesley Laird MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland. 

The interview took place on Sunday Politics, 13 January.

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