Posts Tagged ‘Neil Findlay’

Jim Murphy has no mandate and must go, say Scottish unions

by Jon Lansman.

Trade unions in Scotland have called for Jim Murphy to step down as leader of Scottish Labour as Neil Findlay who stood against Murphy for the leadership last year with the backing of the Left and almost all trade unions announced his resignation from the shadow cabinet at Holyrood where he held the fair work, skills and […]

Neil Findlay launches new charter of workers rights

by Jon Lansman.

Neil Findlay has today launched a new charter for workers rights in Scotland “to make work fit for the 21st century”. If he wins the leadership, he promises Scottish Labour will reconnect with working Scotland and put practical policies in place to make a difference to people’s lives from day one. The charter includes calls for greater […]

The polls provide clear evidence that Findlay can reach the parts Murphy can’t

by Jon Lansman.

It is true that Jim Murphy has a higher media profile than Neil Findlay, but rarely in a leadership election do we have such good evidence that one candidate in the running cannot win over the voters Labour needs whilst the other has the policies they support. This matters if Ed Miliband is to have […]

New Labour got Scottish Labour into the hole it’s in. Only Neil Findlay can dig it out

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Recall the Scottish independence referendum? Can you remember the panic when a few polls put the Yes camp in the lead? Politics is a fickle business but surely that was burned on every Westminster psyche. Dozens of Labour MPs should remember it. They tramped north of Hadrian’s Wall to tell the fine people of Scotland […]

This could be the last ditch for Labour in Scotland, and the answer isn’t Murphy

by Jon Lansman.

This morning’s poll in the  the Daily Record sums up the problem Scottish Labour  faces whoever wins the leadership positions: SNP 46%, Labour 24%, Tories 17%, Lib Dem 6%, Others 8%. So what’s the answer? Nicola Sturgeon in her first speech as SNP leader this weekend clearly sought to position the SNP to the left of Labour. Whilst […]

Neil Findlay: the reluctant politician determined to change Scottish politics

by Jon Lansman.

This is the text of the speech Neil Findlay made launching his campaign today, at the Fauldhouse Miners Welfare Club in the village in which he lives. Good morning ladies and gentlemen and thank for you for coming along in such big numbers this morning to the launch of my campaign to become the leader […]

What radical exception can break Jim Murphy’s rule?

by Cailean Gallagher.

What should we expect from the civil war in Scottish Labour? Some veterans of Labour’s last civil war, still haunted by the machiavellian menace of Blairism, see Jim Murphy’s leadership bid as part of a long-term plan to revive the right-wing of the Labour party. If/when Labour lose in 2015, brother Ed will resign and brother David (whose […]

Why Labour could do without Balls and chains

by Peter Kenyon.

Ed Miliband is stuck. He wants to lead One Nation. But Scotland got close to going alone. That independence referendum in mid-September showed Labour voters in its heartland authorities in Glasgow wanted out nearly as much as the SNP. UKIP, while tearing the Conservative Party apart, gave Labour a fright in the Heywood and Middleton by-election […]

For Scotland’s sake, we must break from the Westminster establishment

by Michael Meacher.

The Westminster establishment, to which all the three main political parties are seen to sign up, is the most toxic brew in modern British politics. It has led to UKIP, which robbed the Tories of Clacton and likely Rochester, as well as almost certainly several Tory seats at the next election. And which came within […]

Support Neil Findlay’s campaign to lead Scottish Labour in pursuit of social justice

by Jon Lansman.

Neil Findlay, shadow cabinet secretary for health and wellbeing in the Scottish parliament, today announced that he will stand for the Leadership of the Scottish party. Neil can expect the support of many on the centre-left of the party and within the trade unions in the expected contest with Westminster MP Jim Murphy from the […]

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