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Recent news means we should change our perspective on nuclear weapons - The Independent (blog)

Caroline Lucas spelled out on Saturday 7 October what the PM should now do about nuclear weapons. To which I would add that the PM's first and immediate action should be to rescind her statement that she is prepared to carry out pre-emptive nuclear ...and more »

This leadership contest can transform Scottish Labour - Red Pepper

Kezia Dugdale's shock departure as party leader has put Scottish Labour at a long overdue crossroads. In recent years, a gradual slide to the centre has trashed its support in even the safest of seats. The perception among many – rightly or wrongly ...and more »

Sarwar secures former chancellor Alistair Darling's backing in leadership race - LabourList

Scottish leadership contender Anas Sarwar has secured the backing of the former chancellor Alistair Darling. Sarwar, whose only trade union backing comes from Community, is touted by Darling “not just as next leader” but the next “Labour first minister ...and more »

Scottish Parliament to lose pro-independence majority, according to new poll - HeraldScotland

The Scottish Parliament is set to lose its pro-independence majority, a new poll predicts. The YouGov survey for The Times puts the SNP on course to win the next Holyrood election but indicates losses for the pro-independence parties and Labour ...and more »

Nothing can stop the Corbyn surge. It just took Scotland by storm - The Canary

It looks like nothing can stop the Corbyn surge. It just took Scotland by storm. The Labour leader has leapt 62 points in personal approval ratings in a year, according to YouGov. Theresa May, meanwhile, has plummeted by 62: This is mad. Corbyn's net ...and more »

SNP to lose pro-indy majority at next election, suggests poll - The Scotsman

A new poll has been published which suggests the SNP will lose their pro-independence majority at the 2021 Scottish elections. The YouGov survey for The Times puts the SNP on course to win the next Holyrood election but indicates losses for the pro ...and more »

Anas Sarwar will take on Jeremy Corbyn over single market - The Scotsman

Anas Sarwar has pledged to lobby Jeremy Corbyn to keep the UK in the European single market and customs union after Brexit if he is elected leader of Scottish Labour. Seeking to put pressure on leadership rival Richard Leonard over the UK's withdrawal ...and more »

Leonard-led Labour 'no threat' to independence - HeraldScotland

RICHARD Leonard's election as Scottish Labour leader would shift Holyrood "further to the left" while not harming support for independence, an influential socialist publication believes. Leonard's defeat of Anas Sarwar in his party's leadership contest ...and more »

Shadow of race creeps into fight for leadership of Scottish Labour - HeraldScotland

Anas Sarwar at his campaign headquarters in Glasgow ahead of his launch campaign to be the next Scottish Labour leader. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 15, 2017. The Glasgow MSP will hope to take over the post vacated by Kezia ...and more »

Alistair Darling endorses Anas Sarwar as new Scottish Labour leader - The Scotsman

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has backed Anas Sarwar in the race to become the new leader of Labour in Scotland. The man who led to the pro-union Better Together campaign during the Scottish independence referendum insisted the Glasgow MSP is the ...and more »