The most corrupt party of government in at least my lifetime, defeats the Labour party, freshly rebranded to get the media onside and with its left-wing purged, by a country mile.
The Conservatives won the Hartlepool by-election with a majority of 6,940 votes – a massive swing from Labour of 16%
In the past, some in Scotland have clung to the noble aim of making all of the UK a better, fairer, place and internally aligned themselves with those they thought were like them in the North of England, against those selfish, racist southerners. The red wall in the north fell to Boris in 2019. His failure to reward his new subjects there seems to matter little and today they flew his flag again as they contemptuously rejected Sir Keir Starmer and New Labour 2.
It’s over folk. Yes, there are good people in England you might have wanted to ally with before but they are too few, far too few, now.
The path for Scottish Labour is now clear. They need a new leftist leader with a commitment to a second independence referendum who will copy the Salmond Stratagem and force march her (:-)) troops to the left, outflanking the SNP. Who knows, they might even do well in the first Scottish election after independence.
Anas? Host of Good Morning Scotland’s TV Breakfast Show from 2022.