It is becoming absolutely clear that Labour in Scotland are in full scale panic mode.
It is no big surprise that they are having a melt down, and no big surprise that the media are not at all keen to report it.
With the mass increase in the SNPs membership since the referendum, and with previous labour supporters finally seeing the Labour party for what it is,and what it really stands for, jumping ship. Labours stranglehold over deprived communities, and their continued empty promises to the people, are shown up for what they were worth…Nothing, just a cushy life for the favoured Labour few, with a Lordship for some.
The polls in recent times have shown the SNPs lead holding rock solid, and increasing in many constituencies which were once labour strongholds… None of this bodes well for Labour MPs used to the cushy life, they may find themselves joining the dole queue come May 8th.
Of course the BBC and the media in general in Scotland will do their utmost to prevent such a meltdown taking place. They will spin negative stories about the SNP and their prospective candidates, and governance for all they are worth. They will also downplay or not report any good news or results the SNP may have.
In contrast, they will give their opponents, whether they be Labour, Conservative or LibDem, as much air time and print coverage which they can manage, particularly where the SNP is being trashed.
We know this in advance, and we see it happening already, expect more of it, much more!
Lord Ashcrofts poll of Scottish constuenties sent a shiver down their spines, with the poll showing massive swings to SNP in mostly Labour areas which voted YES in the referendum.. Do not be taken in by this… Expect in the near future Ashcroft to do polls in constituencies which mostly voted NO, and these results will not be as mind boggling.
There will unlikely be a Labour wipe out when it comes to the election, but they will be significantly reigned in, and may lose a considerable number of seats to the SNP.
If the SNP can achieve 20 plus seats they will be doing very well.
This may seem all well and good, but do not be lulled into a false sense of security. Making no bones about it, every seat will be a hard fought battle, and the dirty tricks we all saw taking place in the lead up to the referendum will pale into comparison to what is likely to take place now. Labour in Scotland is now like a cornered wounded rat….and they will fight dirty and for all they worth to hold onto their positions of privilege. The recruitment of McDougall from Better Together, and McTernan tells us all we need to know about how they intend to fight this campaign…negative and dirty!
They have no policy but one….”Attack the SNP”…they have sold all they ever stood for long ago, and now they have nothing left but that.
How they do this does not matter, anything goes. Who they tie up with in the process does not matter, these parties have no interest in what their people want, they just want what they want for themselves, power…end of.
In order to achieve this, they have already set plans in motion… they will vote Tory or Lib Dem where either will stand a chance of winning against the SNP candidate…
In order to prevent them in scuppering democracy, for the Westminster election, and for maximum voice for Scotland we who supported YES during the referendum would be well advised to vote SNP, irrespective of whether we agree with them on everything or not.
Greens, SSP and Others should then put every effort into strengthening for the Holyrood election next year…
I am all for a YES Alliance, but unfortunately the parties of YES could not come to a formal agreement for the Westminster election, but we can do that for them
I say this as not being either an SNP member or supporter.
We have a battle on our hands, lets get to it!