Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Judith Fisher

Getting back on track

I had planned to begin this article with the words, ‘We have a new leader’, but as I typed I realised that it would be more accurate to write, ‘We have a leader’. Johann Lamont has been elected, with 51 per cent of the...

Scottish Labour in flux

The Scottish Labour party remains in flux. The way forward is coming into focus, but we need to face up to and address the fundamental issues to move forward as a healthy party, fit to govern. Last weekend, proposals...

How Scottish Labour can start again

So, disaster. We can dress it up, yes, our share of the vote actually held pretty steady, and, in seats like Aberdeen Central, went up by nine per cent, but the outcome is a thumping defeat whichever way you look at it...

Hedging on independence

Yesterday the SNP finally published their manifesto after a last-minute rewrite. It is understandable that they would be nervous. Their infamous 2007 manifesto, which features over 100 now broken promises, has come back...

Gearing up to Holyrood 2011

This week, to mark 100 years of International Women's Day, the Scottish Labour party launched their dedicated ‘Women's Manifesto' for the forthcoming Scottish parliament elections.

Equal marriage in Scotland?

Civil partnerships made it possible for same-sex couples to access most rights available to married couples. Now support is building for equalisation of both marriage and civil partnerships - perhaps in Scotland...

Cuts in Scotland

Last week the SNP government published their budget plans for the next four years. John Swinney, the finance secretary, agreed to publish extended spending forecasts after being challenged by Labour and the other...

SNP all snowed in?

So we had some snow, then some more, and now we're getting just a bit more. The hapless SNP are in charge, so everything naturally ground to a halt. With the resignation of transport minister, Stewart Stevenson, it's...

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