According to the Evening Standard yesterday Keir Starmer is drafting in Gordon Brown to help the Labour Party recover its strength in Scotland. The Leader’s office’s reasoning must have been ‘Do we know anyone who is Scottish?’ This is at the same time that the leader told reporters (on Brexit) “I don’t want an extension I want a deal” (Huffpost). It comes at the same time as support for Scottish independence is gaining ground strongly. It comes at the same time as Starmer has declared there should not be a Scottish independence referendum:
"While Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already said she wants to hold another vote on the future of the UK “early” in the next Holyrood term, Sir Keir insisted that no responsible Prime Minister would give the go-ahead for such a ballot. With ongoing uncertainty about the impact of the coronavirus crisis and Brexit, he said holding a second Scottish referendum would be “entirely the wrong priority”, dismissing Ms Sturgeon’s calls for another ballot as “misguided”. The UK Labour leader said he was “determined to preserve and to renew the United Kingdom”. (PA Media)
I wonder if Sir Keir has noticed anything going on? He seems dead keen on fighting yesterday’s battles today, or just, so far as Brexit is concerned blindfolding himself. Or maybe it’s all a strategy to completely finish off whatever is left of the Labour Party in Scotland. It could be Scotland that gives birth to a new ‘left’ party that is pro-independence, pro-EU and anti-SNP. But I’m only guessing.
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