Better Together won the referendum. So why does it feel like they lost?

2 Oct

Iain Macwhirter

Better Together won the referendum fair and square – rumours of vote fixing and dirty tricks are a silly diversion.  So why does it feel like they lost? Nicola Sturgeon formally announced her candidacy for SNP leader as if she were leading a victory march. If this is defeat, I can’t imagine what real victory would look like.

Labour won the Battle for Britain and then got blown into a leadership crisis which has left Johann Lamont twisting in the wind as the press places odds on Jim Murphy as her successor. The Scottish Tories have been shafted by David Cameron’s opportunism in linking Scotland’s constitutional future to English Votes for English Laws. He couldn’t resist the temptation to get one over on Ed Miliband. Everyone is ignoring the Liberal Democrats who now have fewer members in the entire UK…

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