Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Monday, 15 September 2008

A leader who has what it takes

A difficult weekend for lots of reasons but some good news too, not least of which was the election of Iain Gray as leader of Scottish labour. Whatever might be suggested or interpreted from the comments of some Westminster MPs, anyone who wins 58% of the vote from an electorate of 200,000 and two of the three categories within that electoral college has a mandate to be leader in my book. Iain has the toughness, the tenacity and the insight to do the job we need done and I for one will be with him all the way.


Malc said...

Hi Ewan.

Is it a case on one in (Iain Gray) as leader and one out (Gordon Brown)?

How long has he got left?

Ewan said...


thats not beyond the bounds of possibility but whilst i am disappointed with what he has done so far I remain unconvinced that we need to put what energy we have into a leadership campaign as we will rise or fall in 2010 on much more that just who is the leader, important as that is...


Malc said...

A diplomatic answer Ewan.

A fair point though.

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1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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