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Targetting seats – and why you need more than you think

When the Labour Party came to decide the 106 target seats for the 2015 election, it was a pretty straightforward thing to see the effect of winning them all. Win those seats and Labour would have 364 MPs, an overall … Continue reading

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How left wing is Scotland?

I’ve touched on this before, but it’s worth looking again at the political make-up of Scotland. Unlike in much of the rest of the UK, Scotland has a proportional system for parliamentary elections, allowing smaller parties a real chance at … Continue reading

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It’s the Lib Dems who we should be converting

The next UK General Election is just over two years away, and 2013 is the year that Labour has to start work on winning that election. I would like Scottish Labour to start to think strategically about 2015 as concentrating … Continue reading

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The Myth of left wing Scotland

I was talking to someone the other day about the independence referendum – you know in that way where you have to initiate the conversation, as most normal people don’t have independence as top of their agenda. But, they said, … Continue reading

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Conference Day Five: The Final Countdown

Typically, the last morning at conference is a relaxing time, and many delegates have already started their trips home, often because of the distance they have to travel. However to the politics junkie and first time conference delegate that is … Continue reading

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Greenest Government ever?

So, Chris Huhne, Climate Change Secretary is out in Cancun, at the COP16 talks – the last ditch effort to reach agreement on reducing CO2 emissions. The hosts of the conference have given 10 ministers key roles in sorting out … Continue reading

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Why the Liberal Democrats need Labour

After the next Holyrood elections in May, the Liberal Democrats will be desperate to do a deal with Labour, and Labour will not necessarily need to do a deal back. Nick Clegg has sometimes justified the coalition at Westminster on … Continue reading

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