There were further resignations from Boris Johnson’s “Union unit” last week. As with the ongoing SNP soap opera, personality clashes masked a deeper crisis of purpose. Nobody seems capable of telling a story of what Britain is about.
Readers have been asking about that Labour Party broadcast, infamous less for Keir Starmer’s words (nothing special) than for its mise-en-scène: the Union Jack hanging “innocently” in the background.
Source Direct: Swearin’ to the Flag
“There’s no evidence so far that the contradiction between the need to win back dozens of Scottish seats and the hope that a Union Jack will somehow reconstruct the torched bridges to former Labour strongholds is causing any friction in the minds of Starmer or his immediate circle.”
David Jamieson: Starmer’s ‘national’ turn makes little sense in a fractured Union
“The Johnson/Cummings/Gove team represents a political approach with which older Scots were more familiar in the 1980s. It is crude, ruthless and risk-taking. It is probably rather worse than Thatcher”
Isobel Lindsay: After the Internal Market battle, we need to face the new reality
We live in strange times where little is surprising, but George Galloway seeking to form a national coalition government with the Tories and Labour in the Scottish Parliament is still strange, and slightly surprising. I remember watching Galloway happily stand on platforms with independence supporters, including the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, to rail against the […]