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Scottish Labour’s vote against Trident won’t worry the SNP

Kezia Dugdale's party are pulling some clever moves, but the nationalists barely feel the need to fight them

By David Torrance  

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale faces a tough fight. © Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Assessed purely in tactical terms, the recent Scottish Labour Party conference in Perth was a triumph.

A series of policy announcements—including the mitigation (in full) of planned cuts to tax credits—clearly positioned the party to the left of the governing Scottish National Party (SNP.)

For years Nationalists have attacked Labour from the left, depicting it as a pale imitation of the…

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