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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.