Scottish Labour

Mehdi Hasan

Iraq War Helped SNP Win, Says Scottish Labour Deputy Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Iraq war damaged the Labour Party in Scotland and boosted the anti-war SNP, according to the party's new interim leader. Speaking to The Huffin...

Open Letter to Alistair Darling

Robin Jones | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Jones

Significant numbers of Scottish voters are turning away from the Labour party as represented in Westminster. Many now see an independent Scotland as the only chance for a traditional Labour party, founded on traditional Labour values. Your comments on Monday evening will only have convinced many more that this is the case

I've Got the Scottish Virus

Rob McDowall | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

The Scottish Independence debate sparks fierce emotion on both sides of the camp and the colour of your rosette aside, strong support can be found on Twitter and Facebook from across the political spectrum.

The Beginning of the End for Scottish Labour?

Andrew Smith | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The SLP has always been best when it's been boldest, such as when they brought in free healthcare for the elderly, abolished student fees and introduced the smoking ban. Unfortunately little of that boldness has remained since they entered opposition.

Will Scotland Make Paying For Sex Illegal?

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

The Scottish Parliament is to consider an outright ban on prostitution, after a Labour MSP called for paying for sex in any way to be outlawed. T...

Tam Dalyell: 'Abolishing Scottish Parliament Should Be An Option'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Scottish voters should be given the chance to vote on abolishing the Scottish Parliament, according to veteran Labour politician Tam Dalyell. “I ...

Labour's New Leader In Scotland Is Johann Lamont

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Politics

Johann Lamont has been elected as leader of the Labour party in Scotland. The MSP for Glasgow Pollok was formerly the party's deputy leader under Iain...

Labour In Scotland Told It's 'On The Brink' - And Not Of Success

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour leadership candidate has issued a stark warning about the future of the Scottish party in the final week before a winner is chosen. Tom Ha...

Frank Field, Labour MP, Says His Party Are 'Ruled By Scots'

pa | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Politics

Labour is apparently ruled by its Scottish members, damaging the party in England, one of its senior backbenchers has claimed. Former welfare minis...

Douglas Alexander Warns Labour Must Reconnect In Scotland

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

Labour MP Douglas Alexander has warned the party in Scotland it must reconnect with voters to compete with the SNP after its "bad beating" in May's el...

Sectarianism, Religion and Politics in 21st Century Scotland

Peter Curran | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

FACTS AND BELIEFS - SHARED AND PERSONAL Let's start with a few facts, ones that are accepted as fact - I hope - across the range of opinions on the s...

Clout, corruption, Capone - and the Neo-Scottish Unionists ...

Peter Curran | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

When I was a child in Glasgow, a clout was something I was regularly threatened with, and often received. Never from my parent or relatives, but often...

WATCH: Ed Miliband Forgets Scottish Labour Leadership Candidate's Name

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics

Labour leader Ed Miliband told the BBC that the Scottish party leadership hopefuls were all ...

The speed of light, variations on equations - and the High Road to England for Scottish MPs

Peter Curran | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

The speed of light is big news, thanks to the particle physicists at CERN and the Large Hadron Collider. I had a bit of fun with the LHC way back, bef...

More from the Cold Fried Labour franchise?

Peter Curran | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

What does a Scottish journalist or commentator do when real thoughts about Scotland's exciting and demanding political scene desert him? Why, he write...

Gimme That old-time Religion - Capitalism Fails, yet the Left is Silent

Peter Curran | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

"The rich run a global system that allows them to accumulate capital and pay the lowest possible price for labour. The freedom that results applies on...

THIS Is Edinburgh's Biggest Joke - Tram Fiasco Plumbs New Depths

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Edinburgh Tram project has suffered another embarrassing setback after councillors decided the tram network would not even stop in the very centre...

Tom Harris Throws His Hat In The Ring For Scottish Leadership

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Labour MP Tom Harris has emerged as a potential candidate for the role of party leader at Holyrood. The Glasgow South politici...

Tom Harris Throws His Hat In The Ring For Scottish Leadership

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Labour MP Tom Harris has emerged as a potential candidate for the role of party leader at Holyrood. The Glasgow South politici...

Political Stories

Paul Cockburn | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Politics
Paul Cockburn

UK Government departments and national media outlets frequently forget that many Westminster edicts only affect England; but one of the most surprising examples is the Labour Party. Yes, the political party which delivered on political devolution, as part of its policy on UK constitutional reform, has singularly failed to devolve itself. As a result, it could be said to have lost the plot, certainly in Scotland.