In one blow, the SNP have skilfully smashed the SSP intervention – while remaining the party of unity. This is very, very clever stuff. Strictly speaking, I’d be in favour of such an intervention, for certain reasons. It presents a … Continue reading SSP Alliance #2 – an update
The Scottish Socialist Party have explicitly endorsed a pro-independence alliance in order to silence the Labour Party in Scotland. It’s not a bad idea. “Red Tories out” is a good message for those being bitten by the Conservative Party, and … Continue reading SSP Alliance?
We’ve seen some remarkable polling in the past couple of days. As the referendum fallout continues, the British Labour Party’s Scotland branch disintegrates, divides and is (presently) leaderless.
As they reunite, it’s clear that there’s an opportunity to deliver as many pro-independence candidates to Holyrood in 2016 as possible. To do so, requires a bit of psephological analysis – and a strategy for gaming the Additional Member System to deliver as many Yes candidates as possible. Continue reading “Getting pro-independence candidates elected in 2016”