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From the editorial of Scottish Left Review (Issue 59):

Meanwhile, there is ‘always the Scottish Parliament’, the 2010 version of what the trade unions and local authorities were in
the 1980s, some sort of protection. But it is probably about time to wake up to the reality of this.
We have a Labour ‘movement’ in Scotland which deserve a rapid death. There can never have been a point in time when the Labour Party in Scotland was quite as dreadfully, pathetically pitiful. It has a leader that everyone knows is there on the basis of the ability to take instructions. Its loudest voice appears to have been given to a young careerist by the name of Richard Baker who has decided that self-righteous drivel about ‘knife crime’ and ‘soft on crime’ is how it is going to win in Scotland. It has a ‘health’ policy which would oppose Aspirin if the SNP supported it. This party has become a juvenile, reactionary, third-rate, witless and talentless sack of nonentities with no vision, no principles and nothing to say worth listening to. There are those who think that a decent leader would be all they need to ensure a win in the 2011 election. The fact that there is not a single candidate in the entire Parliamentary Party is telling. That the main choice of the ‘commentators’ was until recently Jim Murphy MP shows just how dislocated from reality the whole scene has become – when he was put head-to-head with someone other than the Daily Record and actual people (not the Daily Record version of ‘actual people’) were asked to rate him, only five per cent thought he was any good. And that’s their best hope? There are still good people in Labour, but they’ve largely given up

It'd be a fitting epitaph after tomorrow, should the very best happen.

Good to see Labour have moved on from this disastrous time.

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Good to see Labour have moved on from this disastrous time.

Richard Baker! f**k me. That brings back happy memories of him being utterly taken apart on Newsnight Scotland by Isobel Fraser. Kezia Dugdale is the 2015 version of Baker.

Izzy was sidelined not long afterwards for being so off message at Pacific Quay that even a spell in a BBC Scotland gulag for re-education couldn't resurrect her career.

Can't link on the phone but it's on youtube. Plus ca change......

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Richard Baker! f**k me. That brings back happy memories of him being utterly taken apart on Newsnight Scotland by Isobel Fraser. Kezia Dugdale is the 2015 version of Baker.

Izzy was sidelined not long afterwards for being so off message at Pacific Quay that even a spell in a BBC Scotland gulag for re-education couldn't resurrect her career.

Can't link on the phone but it's on youtube. Plus ca change......

Christ.

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