Monday, 11 August 2008

For those whom God to ruin has design'd, He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.

Ach well, OK, since you ask, I did see Andy Kerr's profile thingummybob in the Scotland on Sunday. It struck me that Labour's real problems were caught in precis in one sentence:
I still strongly believe that we are the natural party for Scotland; we have just lost our way, disconnected with people.
That complacent arrogance of imaging themselves to be the natural party of government in Scotland contained in the first clause of the sentence is the cause of the lament "we have just lost our way, disconnected with people."

With another of Labour's leadership contenders proving that he doesn't understand what has happened to Labour, the future looks rather bleak for that once proud and powerful party. Unless Cathy Jamieson has something of greater substance to offer there would appear to be no brake on the coming descent of the Labour Party in Scotland.

2 comments:

Jack Houston said...

Speaking of arrogance, I note there is only one party claiming to the the 'National Party' for Scotland. Not the Nationalist party, or the pro-independence party, but the Party that apparently thinks it represents the entire nation.

Calum Cashley said...

That wouldn't be Scotland's Party you're referring to there, would it?

It's a marvellous party, full of wonderful people (like me) who have Scotland's best interests at heart.