Labour right killing party’s prospects in Scotland once again
Labour has fallen – hard – in the latest Scottish by-election, while the SNP and especially the Tories gained significantly. Labour’s vote share dropped by a huge 11.4 points, with the SNP gaining the seat from Labour with a 3.5 point improvement, while the Tories came second with a 6.8 point upturn.
Labour is a hard sell in Scotland ever since the party sided with the Tories in the independence referendum and right-wing arrogance drove away voters, but in 2017 Labour had a resurgence there, winning 13 seats compared to the one it held previously.
Anas Sarwar, Keir Starmer’s political clone, took over the leadership of the Scottish party after Starmer’s unconscionable interference to remove left-winger Richard Leonard at the behest of rich donors – who then seem not to have shown any gratitude, leaving the party on the verge of bankruptcy and rapidly digging deeper into that hole with squandered legal costs and craven surrenders.
The lack of appetite in Scotland for Tory-lite politics is again on show, but the result pours particular further shame on Starmer’s excuse for leadership. Boris Johnson’s con is being rumbled across the country as fuel and food crises pile on top of his murderous response to the coronavirus – yet Labour is losing ground in multiple by-elections and can’t even outperform the Tories in Scotland.
There will be no party left to rescue if he isn’t removed soon.
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