Labour of love
And Scottish Labour is not exempt: its senior members are currently in a fight for a new leader and deputy in Scotland. It is an internal election that can only leave a bitter taste as a result of the lack of identity the party has in Scotland. For too long Labour in Scotland has treated the country with contempt, but as a result of this year’s referendum, those days are over.
Interestingly, the other main party in Scotland, the SNP, is currently holding internal elections to democratically elect a new deputy leader.
This is being run as a dignified and respectful event and I am sure all those in Scotland who have for the first time become engaged in politics will be watching the outcome of those party elections with interest.
Catriona C Clark