- Dec 30, 2022
North of the border, I think Starmer needs to hope that Hamza Yusuf doesn't start to present a more anti-Brexit / pro-immigration agenda that could play well for the SNP but not so much for Labour. Scotland's population has flatlined and is projected to fall, and it needs more immigrants, so this is at odds with Westminster policy.
Personally I think Scottish Nationalism (Independence) is a “single issue” vote … much like pro life/pro choice in America … it is so important to some voters that all else pales. Voters will only change party from SNP if they think the drive for independence has weakened, causing them to vote on other political issues. This guy is banging the same old drum so I don’t expect either Conservative or Labour to pick up many Scottish seats at the next GE