Scottish Labour has lost an empire and not yet found a role

In the post-referendum age, the party shows little sign of breaking out of third place. 

Is there a way back for Scottish Labour? The party remains in a wretchedly limp condition, third in the polls behind the hated Tories, with the SNP barely visible on the horizon. Its attempt to ride the Corbyn wave, choosing a leader (Richard Leonard) with the same left-wing tendencies, promising Scots a high-tax, big-state agenda, is failing.

It emerged this week that the party has lost around a fifth of its members over the past year. Figures leaked to the Herald on Sunday...
source: New Statesman

2019-02-08 17:56
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