The great ignored truth of the devolution years is that Holyrood* has been a bulwark against change, not an agent for it. And that meant that the Scottish Labour party spent a great deal of time resisting Blairism, just as it will, if returned to power next year (as the polls suggest it will be) do its utmost to preserve the status quo. That's what it's there for. That's what it believes in. Scottish Labour is a security blanket and the electorate is Linus.*You could quite easily pop in Stormont there, the difference being that Scottish Labour's role in our Assembly is performed by...basically all the parties.
Roll on Holyrood 2011. Or, you know, not.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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