Is That It? (2)

Derek’s thoughts on Labour’s piss poor Devo Mini offering largely mirror my own. The party is killing itself in Scotland by making a grab for power in London its priority. After a week in which they fell over themselves to pay tribute to Tony Benn (yes, a unionist, but a principled one), it’s shocking to see how little they care for the working class North of the border.

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I was a bit worried about what Labour might do. I worried before the question was set because it was clear they could adopt Devo Max as a principle, “insist” on its inclusion as a third option, meanwhile start working on the detail to suit themselves and over the last couple of years run away with the polling and benefit from the oxygen of anticipated referendum victory and even a chance of winning at Holyrood again. They blew it.

Today was the chance to retrieve that loss by astounding us all with the scale of their ambition and rewriting the No campaign by shoving a pie in the Yes face. They blew it. Again.

Labour is pathologically inept. It is now the living embodiment of Johann…conservative, parochial, backward, deferential and unqualified for its role in public life. Not only is the level of their offering restricted, it makes the fundamental…

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