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Yet another kicking

9:09 am - July 25th 2008

by Aaron Murin-Heath    

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Welcome to the NetCast, Liberal Conspiracy’s daily… yeah, yeah. Whatever. You all know what we do here, and it should be even less surprising what will be the big story of the day, as news breaks that the SNP have emerged victorious in the Glasgow East byelection by 365-votes. Only a year ago, Glasgow East was the sort of constituency that would vote for rabies if it wore a red rosette. Labour’s collapse in less than a year, has been quite spectacular.

Iain Macwhirter/CiF – Iain lays down a heavy layer of stats (a 22% swing. Labour’s 3rd-safest seat in Scotland. 25th widest majority nationally), and claims that, “If they can’t hold the line here, then Labour cannot hold the line anywhere”. He also asks what this defeat means for the union?

Vino S – It was a vote against Labour, but is was also a vote in support of the SNP’s government north of the boarder. We shouldn’t get carried away about a byelection, though.

Lindylooz Muze – Linda Jack wonders if the SNP’s momentum is now unstoppable?

Liberal Burblings – If Brown were a horse, he would have been shot by now.

grimmerupnorth – Susan Press agrees that Brown is over and Labour is in serious trouble.

Cassilis – Liam wonders if this was the tipping point? Pah! That was months ago, dude.

On Liberty Now – At least Brown has the summer to reflect on relaunching himself (again) in time for the no-doubt interesting conference season. Maybe he should call a general election for the good of the party?

Luke Akehurst – Bloody hell, calm down. Oh, and… GO BROWN!

And finally…

Matt Wardman – Another litigious shite is hassling a blogger with legal action. Wardman has the rub and asks for your support.

Ministry of Truth – Unity wants to know why the very same litigious shite, is seeking US bankruptcy protection for a UK charity?

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Aaron Murin-Heath is an occasional contributor. He is a writer based in Newark-on-Trent and Tallinn, Estonia. He is both socially and economically liberal. Aaron blogs at
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