Analysis: Why the Labour right refuse to accept Scottish democracy
The worsening crisis in Scottish Labour, now spreading across the whole UK party, has exposed a strain of anti-democratic thought on its rightwing
LAST week CommonSpace revealed the extent of the infighting inside Scottish Labour, between its left and right factions over the principle of national self-determination in Scotland.
Exclusive: Scottish Labour ‘kamikaze unionists’ issued indy parliamentary statement against Leonard’s wishes
Labour sources claim statement is an illegitimate manoeuvre by the right of the party
- Leaked email from Scottish Labour group leader Jackie Baillie reveals that statement on behalf of Labour MSPs was released against the wishes of Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard
- Latest development follows war of words between Leonard and shadow chancellor John McDonnell over Labour’s position on a second Scottish independence referendum
Analysis: What does John McDonnell’s intervention mean for a second independence referendum?
The Corbynite inner circle has indicated its openness to a second vote before – for it to mean anything, a commitment will need to be secured
FOR the embattled ranks of Scottish Labour, it was an epic betrayal; for those invested in the future of the Union, an act of supreme, unforced recklessness; for enemies of the Corbynite project within Labour, further proof that the party high command has lost touch with political reality.
For John McDonnell… It was Tuesday.
SNP calls on Richard Leonard to ‘get on the right side of democracy’ as Scottish Labour leader butts heads with John McDonnell over indyref2 comments
Furious Scottish Labour reaction greets shadow chancellor following his claim that a future Labour government would not block a second independence referendum backed by Holyrood
Nicola Sturgeon challenged to abandon Air Departure Tax cut in the wake of new climate targets
Labour, the Green and the Liberal Democrats pressed the first minister to shelve the aviation tax cut following the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045