ref date:21 Feb 2000 (ECON)
Worm turns against labour in Scotland
The recently published report of the poor and rich in Scotland have made it clear
that the poor are getting much poorer and perhaps should stop hoping against
hope that London, Westminster or Blair have anything to offer except
lies and more damned lies.
In fact many 'working class' Labour voters may now be ready to abandon London and
leader John Swinney said: "This is the price that New
Labour are paying for ditching the values of mainstream
Scotland in favour of a right-wing Middle England agenda.
New Labour are a London-based party and Mark-II Tory
party. Both factors are causing their support to plummet
among former core voters in Scotland."