Now, since the independence referendum and the run-up to the recent General Election, I think it’s safe to say that the Labour Party have not been my favourite political group on the planet – I’ve found their rhetoric, their tactics, and their lack of ability (or indeed desire) to provide adequate opposition to the Tory government.

However, a lot of my friends in England still adhere to Labour, because otherwise there is no real credible force for the left wing to attach themselves to. I had high hopes for the Green party in England, to help restore a left wing bent to politics in the region, but sadly they just didn’t have the clout to convince people. And so a lot of voters stuck with Labour, because of what the party stood for in the past, and represented. read more