Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale may be hoping that Labour’s regaining some seats in Scotland last night will paint over the absolutely massive writing on her wall today. It will not.
Dugdale deserves not even an ounce of credit for the Labour successes. If they had anything to with her ‘leadership’, Glasgow would not have been lost in last month’s local elections where Labour won last night.
The difference between last month and last night was the fact that General Election rules meant that Labour’s UK leader Jeremy Corbyn was seen by the electorate without the media filters and ‘unelectable’ narrative. That narrative was always-ridiculous and is now thoroughly discredited.
And so is Kezia Dugdale.
In the run-up to the General Election ballot, Kezia Dugdale went from being merely woeful and uninspiring to betraying the Labour Party by telling Scottish voters to vote Tory in order to weaken the Scottish National Party:
This is not only unforgivable, but also an offence under the rules of the Labour Party with an automatic penalty of expulsion.
And it bolstered the Tories, boosting them into their gains from the SNP last night, without which Theresa May would not be able to limp on propped up by Democratic Unionists.
There can be no redemption from that.
Were it not for her inexcusable and idiotic betrayal, Labour would be preparing for government this morning – and the country would be waking up to a future of hope.
Even if her Blairite allies try to save her by crediting her, against all the evidence, for Labour’s Scottish gains last night, she has no place in the Party, let alone leading it in Scotland.
She must go – and go now. If she does not, then her Party must prepare a challenger and topple her for the good of Scotland and the UK.
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