A sensible summary of the political atmosphere prior to the May 2015 election.
Lord Ashcroft’s poll has sent a chill up and down the spines of every Labour MP, candidate and activist this morning. Some had clearly hoped that it wouldn’t be as bad as the national polls have indicated since the autumn. But their fears have been realised.
The poll underlines the fact that the referendum campaign and outcome has caused a momentous shift in Scottish politics. Scottish Labour is faced with electoral oblivion with less than 3 months to polling day and there is only damage control left to achieve.
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