Scots won’t be naive and trot back to Labour like puppies

THERE will be no more talk of Red Tories, was the verdict of one of Jeremy Corbyn’s high-profile Scottish supporters when he won the UK Labour leadership.

Definitely, maybe, is probably the best response to that.

Corbyn is no Red Tory – we can say that with some certainty.

But the Corbyn political earthquake has delivered no high-profile Scottish casualties.

Ian Murray, the sole remaining Scottish Labour MP, remains Shadow Scottish Secretary.

He is a right-winger who refused – unlike Corbyn – to vote against the Welfare Bill.

Murray thinks The Vow, in which party leaders promised extensive powers to Scotland after a No vote, has been kept. Only nine per cent of Scots agree with him, according to a poll this week.

Read the rest of my column here.


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