A major opportunity for Labour?

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Gerry Hassan
Scottish Review
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What is the position of the Scottish Labour Party in electoral opportunity?

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An era of Scottish politics shaped by SNP dominance has now ended and a new one of opportunity opened for Scottish Labour. In ways which have resonance with Starmer's poll lead over the Tories, none of the new political weather in Scotland has been created by Scottish Labour – although the revival of UK Labour has had an impact.

Scottish Labour now have to answer some difficult questions: what do you stand for?; what do you believe in apart from being against the SNP, Tories and independence?; and what positive agenda of change do you want to champion and implement?

Just as the SNP have fallen short in recent times on the kind of Scotland they wish to see, the attention and scrutiny now passes onto Scottish Labour who will themselves have difficult questions to answer.