While the BBC ratchets up its campaign against the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the timing of its Panorama programme couldn’t have been more perfect.
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RICHARD Leonard is only repeating what he has been told by his party HQ in London. Whatever happens at the time of the next referendum will not be decided by him or his branch members.
The same applies to the Tory and LibDem Scottish branches. There are no Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Conservative Party or Scottish LibDem Party members as there are no such parties. All three are branches of their London-based parties; consequently, irrespective of what they may claim, they have no power to form and implement policies of their own in Scotland.
Few people ever check the Electoral Commission’s register of parties, if they did they might be surprised to find that these so called “Scottish” parties are nothing more than a logo and slogan used by their respective parties on ballot papers in Scotland. They have no office bearers and no addresses.
That is why the three parties are now permanently bonded together by their one and only truly Scottish policy – opposition to the SNP. This results in their totally negative approach to all business in Holyrood. That is why Unionist support is heading inexorably downwards every time the voters have a chance to express their opinion.