The one party for whom a bitter night is anticipated at the General Election in December is Labour.
While trailing fourth in the polls on a meagre 12%, their leader Jeremy Corbyn rolled into Dundee last Thursday for a speech in what was once a Labour stronghold – only to be shouted down by a pro-independence supporter (click here for video).
Before making it clear that another referendum on independence will not be a priority for a Labour government, Corbyn added that Universal Credit was among the reasons people in Scotland voted for independence in 2014, even though its rollout did not begin until 2015, a year after the referendum took place.
On the EU, Labour’s current position is to negotiate a new deal which retains our access to the single market and customs union.
This effectively means Labour will negotiate a deal to leave the EU which does not involve leaving the EU before asking the public if they want to leave the EU again but, this time, on undemocratic terms.
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In 2015, 41 Labour members in Scotland were reduced to one.
Their implosion was overdue but contingent upon their inability to articulate a clear message on Scottish independence.
Their incoherent message on UK independence has the same problem and the north of England may tire of Labour the same way Scotland did.