Departure of Scottish Labour leader preceded by forcing out of Scottish general secretary – and imposition of campaign manager by English hierarchy
Last week, the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed the interference of the English Labour leadership in the business of the Scottish Labour party, forcing out not only Scottish Labour’s elected leader Richard Leonard, but also its left-leaning general secretary Michael Sharpe.
But London’s meddling didn’t stop there. According to senior Labour sources in Scotland, Keir Starmer’s outfit also decided that it was entitled to control the Scottish party’s campaign in this year’s Holyrood parliamentary elections – and ‘imposed’ its preferred campaigns manager, over the head of Leonard when he was still party leader.
The manager imposed is a former ‘Head of Commercial Marketing’ in Tony Blair’s Labour – whose Linkedin profile still sports a small picture of Blair.
If Starmer was trying to kill Labour in Scotland, he could hardly go about it more effectively than imposing a series of English decisions a few months before the election of MSPs and making Scottish Labour look to the electorate like a branch of Westminster.
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