On Kezia Dugdale becoming Scottish Labour leader

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  • Caron, you maybe too generous by half. I guess if we are ever to get going in Scotland again we are going to have to get our hands a little bit dirty.

  • Richard Underhill 15th Aug '15 - 7:10pm

    In Holyrood a party should be led by an MSP, but the relationship between the Labour leader in Scotland and the Labour leader in the UK has not been sorted,

  • Caron, If you look beneath the surface not all that glitters is gold, in other wards Kezia has a propensity for not thinking before she speaks, it is legendary in Scotland that anything that Kezia says cannot be taken at face value as most of it to put it politely has a propensity to be shall we just say inaccurate and should be fact-checked .

  • Ronald Murray 16th Aug '15 - 10:27am

    Nice to see a clean battle fought in Scotland. Rather than what is happening with Labour nationally. This countries politics seem to be going downhill last election a great disinformation campaign put the Tories in power by going on about the SNP. Labour lost their core values as a Liberal I can see Jeremy Corbyn is a real socialist, can’t have H&M leading the Labour Party. Congratulations to Kezia but we must fight and stick to Liberal values if we are to win power in UK and Scotltish Parliaments.

  • Richard Underhill 16th Aug '15 - 11:43am

    A succession of Labour MSPs at Holyrood have taunted the SNP, daring them to call a referendum.
    The taunt that Labour MPs in Scotland were “the useless 50” hit home, but the SNP do not control worldwide events such as the price of oil.so the SNP may have difficulty delivering.

  • Dan Falchikov 15th Aug ’15 – 10:18pm
    And they accuse the Lib Dems of being Labour’s country cousins…

    That might be what polite people in Edunburgh say.
    Over in Glasgosouthern have been some less flattering descriptions of our party over the last few years, especially when our folks opted to join the Unionists in the run up to the Referendum!

  • Tony dawson 16th Aug '15 - 3:09pm

    So farewell Kezia Dugdale.

    You have many Monroes to climb.
    Jim Murphy cast a long shadow
    Though not now he is lying protrate..

    Your voice is one of the quietest in UK politics.
    Ian Duncan Smith said beware the quiet man.

    Keith says “Let’s hope
    you don’t
    End up attacking the disabled like he has done.”

    (apols to EJ Thribb)

  • Richard Underhill 16th Aug '15 - 4:28pm

    John Tilley 16th Aug ’15 – 12:42pm During the first elections to Holyrood Jim Wallace told the SNP that if they want independence “Do not even pick up the ‘phone.” The Liberal view is Home Rule and goes back to Gladstone’s Midlothian campaign.

  • Richard Underhill 17th Aug '15 - 2:08pm

    Jim Wallace was echoing former leader Paddy Ashdown’s call to the Labour leadership, “Don’t even pick up the ‘phone unless you are ready to concede proportional representation” which got the reply from their deputy leader “Don’t call us Paddy and we won’t call you”.
    Slow learners.

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