The Scotsman cartoon: Titanic moments for Labour and SNP

The Scottish Labour part remains well behind the SNP in relation to this year’s European elections a poll has revealed.

Illutration: Iain Green

That is despite the SNP’s lead over Labour narrowing from a previous survey. The new survey for The Scotsman shows Labour on 29 per cent of the vote with 41 per cent of those polled intending to back the SNP.

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Meanwhile, Johann Lamont condemned the Scottish Government’s use of almost £85,000 of taxpayers’ cash to pay for billboard adverts promoting independence as a “complete scandal” at Scottish Labour’s conference yesterday.