Great Britain

The Scottish Labour Party may just have to wait for Nicola Sturgeon to fail


ichard Leonard is only the latest in a line of Scottish Labour leaders to have been flattened by the juggernaut of identity politics. 

It is unfair and no fault of his that one of his most significant failings is that he has an English accent, a drawback in a culture in which Scottishness is now so important. 

But nor did he have other qualities sufficient to offset this lack. His formulaic Corbynism was useful, in that his leadership completed the rebuttal of the thesis that the answer to Labour’s problems in Scotland was a full throated old-fashioned “socialist” programme. 

Football news:

Stefano Pioli: Milan must step on the gas. The match with Roma will be for 6 points
Guardiola about 2:1 with West Ham: City realized that a beautiful victory is not worth waiting for, after 15 minutes
Ter Stegen finished the warm-up ahead of schedule due to pain in his hand, but left in the start for Seville
Man City have not lost in 27 consecutive games. Best streak since 2017
Guardiola has 200 wins in 273 games at the helm of Man City. Mourinho has so many wins in 309 games with Chelsea
Paul Pogba: We need to help people. Today I'm Paul Pogba, tomorrow I'm nobody. You need to use influence
De Bruyne came in 10th in the history of the Premier League in the number of assists - 77. The leading Giggs - 162