ref date:23 Jan 1998 (WBA)
Labour continues vote fixing
Labour promised open and accountable
government but it still intends to select London Labour
fanatics ONLY as possible Scottish parliamentary candidates.
Labour in London and the Westminster clique that have controlled Scotland
for 291 years are afraid that young Scots who will put Scotland before the
Labour party may get selected as possible MPs.
Blair is fixing the vote before it happens by vetting candidates.
Will the selection process be OPEN to the press so the Scots can see
Labour is being fair, I doubt it.
The Labour party has persuaded the head of personnel and recruitment at the Scottish Equitable company to join its
vetting panel. Carol Wright, 35, a Labour Party member, will join the 20-member group which will sift through the
hundreds of applications expected from would-be Labour members of the Scottish parliament.