Liz Kendall on Sturgeon, devolution and winning back Scotland

Liz Kendall is a woman on a mission. And what a mission it is. Her campaign for Labour leader is the first leap in a project to reinvigorate the party and return it to government within just five years of its worst electoral reversal in three decades. The odds are stacked against her even more … Continue reading Liz Kendall on Sturgeon, devolution and winning back Scotland

Liz Kendall could help Labour regain purpose — and power

The Conservatives won the General Election. That much has sunk in for Labour people. But how they won. The Tories won men in every age bracket. They won women over 50 and overall. They won private sector workers by a margin of 17 points and trailed Labour amongst public sector employees by just three percentage … Continue reading Liz Kendall could help Labour regain purpose — and power

Mhairi Black stirs anger in those left behind by the new Scotland

Mhairi Black fair riles them, doesn't she? The SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South was termed a "slut" by the prominent Unionist academic Dr Jill Stephenson during a Twitter exchange, the Sunday Herald has reported. In the comments made before the general election, Dr Stephenson described the Nationalist politician as an "appalling harridan" and … Continue reading Mhairi Black stirs anger in those left behind by the new Scotland