Monday, November 1, 2010

The enemy of the enemy is also an enemy... for Scottish Labour and the SNP

Whilst the DUP and Sinn Fein take part (possibly "work together" is putting it too strongly) in a joint Executive and Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour have performed reasonably amicably in a common Welsh administration, there are two parties for which hell would need to freeze over first before there were any hint of an alliance:
RIDING high in the polls, Labour activists supping their pints got to talking about the post-election carve-up if they won the most seats.

Why is it Labour and the SNP can't sort out their differences and club together? "There's a lot of agreement with their policies," said one activist. "But we just don't like each other very much."
A fact which is probably good news for the Union.

And perversely enough, despite the public objections to the contrary, it's somehow easier to imagine a Salmond-Goldie than a Gray-Salmond coalition.

1 comment:

- said...

The narcissism of small differences.

I would agree, as a Tory, that there's barely a cigarette paper between Scottish Labour and the SNP when the independence question is put aside. Still, that one difference is a deep-seated one.

In Wales, Plaid benefit from the fact that they're not perceived as a real threat to anything much. The SNP doesn't have that luxury and, for various historical reasons, Scottish nationalists are considerably more chippy than Welsh ones.