Not joining Westminster’s gang

Do you want to be in my gang, my gang ….
Not really, but needs must!

Wee Ginger Dug

According to the Guardian, the Labour party is close to ruling out entering into a formal coalition with the SNP should Labour fail to win an overall majority in May’s General Election. Since the SNP have been shouting from the rooftops for months now that they have no intention of entering into a formal coalition with Labour, but would consider an informal arrangement not to bring down a minority Labour government, this is news of the non-news variety. It’s a bit like the Gary Glitter Fan Club announcing that they will not, after all, be holding their Do You Wanna Be In My Gang membership drive at the head offices of the Girl Guides.

It’s not clear why the British media persist in talking about a Labour coalition with the SNP when the SNP have already ruled it out. A formal Labour-SNP coalition is a decidedly Tory notion, one designed…

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