:: Monday, September 13, 2004 ::

That'll Learn Ye

Fallen SNP duo look ahead to back benches - The Herald Pair auld Roseanna Cunningham having lost the leadership election in the SNP is paying the price. Out of the SNP's shadow cabinet and back to the back benches where she can sit beside ex-leader John Swinney and fill her hours chairing the health committee ("a really big job" she enthused with gritted teeth).

It was holyrood leader Nicola Sturgeon wielding the scalpel with her usual soft and compassionate style. A sign of a tougher leadership style in the future? Probably, so dissidents beware. The SNP left in particular are set to receive a good political kicking at the next SNP conference. A further exodus of some elements of the left out of the party is likely with the SSP the main beneficiary.

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