False autonomy

Kezia Dugdale is talking pish again. Not for the first time, she’s banging on about her pretendy wee party having the authority to formulate policy independent of the real party. Which implies that British Labour in Scotland (BLiS) could have a different policy from British Labour in the rest of the UK. How can one party have two different policies depending on where it was trying to get elected?

Think it through! At least think it through a little bit further than Dugdale has. Where does this end? Could we, in principle at least, have British Labour in Scotland supporting #indyref2 while their bosses in London oppose it? Will we end up with separate manifestos for every constituency depending on the feedback from local focus groups?

Where there is a conflict over policy, who is the ultimate arbiter? Not British Labour in Scotland, of that you may be sure. In the end, London will still have the final say.

This is no more than a feeble attempt to garb BLiS in a flimsy veil of faux autonomy. It is, in fact, an admission by Dugdale that BLiS suffers electorally from being associated with the very British political elite that she insists should continue to make crucial decisions on behalf of Scotland.

I don’t mind that Dugdale is a fool. I strongly object to her taking the rest of us for fools.

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About Peter A Bell

Thinker. Listener. Talker. Reader. Writer. None of my attitudes are immutable. None of my conclusions are final. None of my opinions are humble.
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One Response to False autonomy

  1. I find it staggering, that after repeated electoral annihilation, the poor hapless soul continues to blunder on with in the same ineffectual, tired manner. Does Dugdale persist with intransigence because she’s been told to, or because BLiS are fresh out of ideas? It’s all spectacularly inept. Iideas? It’s all spectacularly inept.

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