Thursday, November 13, 2014

Labour activists were beginning to bask in the glow of Ed Miliband's speech earlier today

Just as Labour activists were beginning to bask in the glow of Ed Miliband's speech earlier today Ed Jacobs at Left Foot Forward draws attention to yesterday's polling in Scotland that shows the Labour vote collapsing:  http://leftfootforward.org/2014/11/another-dramatic-poll-in-scotland-heaps-pressure-on-labour/

Labour are now more or less level with the Tories, and a whopping 45% behind the SNP.

Labour win in 2015?

Not on these figures.

Of course, what has happened is that all the nationalist venom and intimidation that the SNP formerly directed at the Scottish Tories (with tacit Labour support)  has now been turned on Scottish Labour.

A political cringe has developed in Scotland - you cannot now voice support for any party other than SNP without the implied threat of window smashing, poster defacing, spitting in the street, shouting down in public meetings, jostling on pavements, besieging in pubs etc.

It was the left that pioneered this "no platform" style of politics (see the YouTube clips of eggs thrown at Sir Keith Joseph in the 1970s).

Now they don't like it up 'em.

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