Tom Gordon’s reasoning is just pure ‘Cod psychology.’
Where is the evidence that folk who feel hard done by only say so when they feel the organisation they live within is strong, and that they feel able to do so because they’re are too confident that they won’t damage it?
Isn’t it the opposite? When an organisation is in deep doodoo, like the Labour Party, unable to catch the most dysfunctional party of government in decades, everybody is up in arms, not just two or three of them.
As for factionalism, there is no more an anti-Woke faction or an organised leftist Common Weal group than there was a Woke group. A democratic majority of conference attendees seemed to have preferred candidates for the NEC whom they thought were more focused on independence, first and second. There was no conspiracy.
In the earlier elections for MSP candidacy, local branches, quite elderly folk in the main, seem to have preferred the same ‘type’. There was no conspiracy. I voted in the South Ayrshire one, saw all the emails and Facebook comments. The word ‘woke’, to my knowledge is not even on the vocabulary of most.
This is just another example of the MSM scraping round in the mud looking for something, any thing, that might damage the SNP’s electoral chances.
Oh and, by the way, with the Tusker readership plummeting, I’m feeling persecuted just like William Wallace was and even Alyn Smith is.