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Political Commentary - Will May 3rd Be A Dreich Day For Labour In Scotland?
17 April 2007
According to political folklore, the results of general elections are dependent on the weather. If polling day is cold, wet and grey — a dreich day as us Scots would say — it was long assumed that the Conservatives would benefit. Their supporters, the argument went, were more likely than Labour's supporters to brave the weather. A forecast of warmth and sunshine, in contrast, was seen as a positive omen for Labour's fortunes.
Politics Blog: Salmond has Labour in a zugzwang
28 October 2011
Christopher Mclean asks, should the Scottish Labour Party campaign for devolution max in an attempt to with the Scottish electorate, or oppose the SNP and independence outright?
Referendum or Opinion Poll?
2 June 2000
Brian Souter's privately funded "referendum" in Scotland on the repeal of Section 28/2A of the Local Government Act reached its conclusion this week in an inevitable flurry of recrimination about its significance, if any. The Scottish Executive, in dismissing it, described it as a "flawed opinion poll". This is entirely a misuse of the term.