The view seems to be that this weekends Labour conference was a good one and that Wendy Alexander in particular made a powerful speech that laid out where she wants to go next with the party.
I share Wendy's view that you can articulate the difference between us and the SNP as Socialist vs Nationalist. More than anything else about the SNP it is their stealing of "leftwing credentials" that sticks in my craw.
This is a party who have but one policy, the destruction of the Union, for no other purpose that its destruction. All their other policies are seen through that prism. They ask not, will this improve the life of the poor or help the experience of the suffering. No, All they ask is, will this destroy the Union. It is an ideology built on the shifting sands of dislike and distaste. It is a perspective that sees Scottishness as a weapon to bring destruction, not a heritage to share.
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