Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hard Labour

Just a quick note to let you know I've written today's National Extra piece, about the electoral consequences for Labour of doubling down (yet again) on their opposition to a second independence referendum.  You can read it HERE.


  1. Voters who backed Labour last time out are clearly thinking What was I voting for?
    Young Scots are now overwhelmingly voting SNP.
    The sands of time are running out for the Union.
    Labour's view that Brexit is done and we need to move on is just not acceptable in a global world.
    All the radical policies are coming from the Scottish government.
    Labour don't register anymore as a progressive party.
    They're not on the side of the Scottish people.
    They've got a lot further to fall IMO.
    They won't change because they're part of the UK establishment.

  2. Time for another push on their remaining voters. Thank you Richard.

    1. Seems Johnson has started this push to get more Yes voters this morning with his threats of no deal brexit and welching on previously agreed trade deals with other countries.

  3. Interesting note in a Guardian opinion article arguing that Boris really does want a deal.

    "Ministers are increasingly nervous that a Scottish breakaway is on the cards (the cabinet was recently briefed that the latest opinion polls show 56% of Scots would vote for independence, and 44% to stay in the UK)."

    As none of the public polls have been showing 56% support, presumably that is the Tories / UK Government's own private polling that is showing that?