Posts Tagged ‘ Labour ’

A chance for Johann to Lead

February 26, 2012
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So for now Eric Joyce continues to draw his handsome salary and oh so very handsome expenses. The unprincipled shower that form the Labour leadership would rather have a “Nutter than a Nat” (somebody else’s words), so although removing the whip they will not force a by election. The people of Falkirk deserve a by…

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Settled Will of the people

February 20, 2012
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Salmond has watched the argument being framed in the way he wants it without moving a muscle. The press has decided that the SNP want a third option, and Alex is doing his shoulder shrugging “if the people want it” justification. Cameron sensing something is afoot but unable to put his finger on it, bombastically…

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Keeping it simple

February 1, 2012
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I have an admission to make, up until a few years ago I was fairly ambivalent about independence. My politics were Labour and socialist, until Labour abandoned any pretence at socialism, at which point I abandoned Labour (many moons ago now). I still believe that a form of socialism is the way forward for Scotland…

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Must have and nice to have

January 30, 2012
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Its all about…  Some of the knock-down effort directed against Independence by Labour is a result of misunderstanding the spectrum of aspiration that exists amongst Independence supporters. Some principles or outcomes are seen as far more valuable than others. Although this is not a constant across all supporters, it is true in general. Labour can…

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Between now and one day in 2014

January 30, 2012
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There we have it, one day in autumn 2014 is the big day, The Scottish Independence Referendum. No doubt there will be those demanding date and time, but they can wait again. In one way this is going to be easy politics for Cameron. To fight an effective campaign the parties of opposition and the…

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