Commenting on the Conservative hold in Galloway and West Dumfries, Professor Ailsa Henderson says:
Labour voters have already tucked themselves up behind the Conservatives to prop up the Conservatives in a way. There is a smaller swing between Labour and the Conservatives because that swing happened last time. We are seeing smaller swings in the seats already held by Unionist parties. That is an example of that in Galloway and West Dumfries.
I don’t suppose the prof intended to stimulate the image many of us can now see but for folk who profess a fondness for progressive policies on welfare and tax to be prepared to vote for a party long-committed to the preservation of inequality and grinding poverty, the image is unavoidably disgusting anyway.
It’ll take more than a post-vote shower to remove that stench in their nostrils.