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Gordon Brown today faced a further setback ahead of the Glasgow East byelection as a poll revealed that the Scottish National party had opened up a four-point lead over Labour in Scotland.

A YouGov survey for the Daily Telegraph showed the SNP running at 33% to Labour's 29%, with the Tories on 20%, and the Lib Dems on 14%

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/ju...st.byelections1

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The SNP have been quick off the mark with their campaign, and Labour has had nothing but problems. They couldn't find anyone to stand at first - in their 25th safest Labour seat! I think Labour are going to lose, but don't expect Brown to stand down.

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They are between and a rock and a hard place there, because their candidate is a second choice who doesn't want to be there: a fact the SNP will doubtless hammer home at every opportunity.

That having been said, something like two thirds of the households in Glasgow East are benefit-subsistent: and so if Labour can't even win in a constituency full of the beneficiaries of their handouts, they really are sodomised. Interesting that they aren't even trying to spin the idea that if they lose it'll be a case of typical by-election blues. That seat is such a deeply entrenched Labour stronghold that they know they can't even pretend that losing it would be anything other than a major blow.

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Gordon Brown today faced a further setback ahead of the Glasgow East byelection as a poll revealed that the Scottish National party had opened up a four-point lead over Labour in Scotland.

A YouGov survey for the Daily Telegraph showed the SNP running at 33% to Labour's 29%, with the Tories on 20%, and the Lib Dems on 14%

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/ju...st.byelections1

OH Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

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No, no ..........we must SAVE GORDO!

I want him there at the bitter end, to take Labour with him................into history!

Mike

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Even if they lose I can't see them giving Gordo the boot. No-one remotely viable would stand for the Labour leadership with the party facing a general election holocaust in the face. And unless someone remotely viable is identified and in the wings, the men in grey suits won't wield the ice pick.

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Remember all those Scots voting for big lass Michelle McManus in Pop Idol.

Anything to cause controversy.

It will be so humiliating if New Labour lose that one.

Bottom line people have had enough of them, enough of Gordon 'don't waste food, see you after the banquet' Brown.

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One factor I didn't realise, pointed out on The Westminster Hour yesterday: apparently the constituency is staunchly Roman Catholic, and the church have been telling people not to vote Labour because of the embryology bill. It'll depend on the turnout as to whether or not this makes a significant difference, I guess.

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Well surely the Scots have got almost everything they want now- won't be long before they don't need the twatt anymore.

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One factor I didn't realise, pointed out on The Westminster Hour yesterday: apparently the constituency is staunchly Roman Catholic, and the church have been telling people not to vote Labour because of the embryology bill. It'll depend on the turnout as to whether or not this makes a significant difference, I guess.

the Labour candidate has made some very disparaging remarks regards catholicismin the past that are being regurgitated now

I don't think that is going to help them much

The SNP candidate is also called Mason, and its not natural for the catholic community to support them

look out for a massive swing towards the green party ;)

seriously if the snp can win here its all over for Gordo

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the Labour candidate has made some very disparaging remarks regards catholicismin the past that are being regurgitated now

Oh for crying out gently! I know this candidate wasn't their first choice, but is Labour so incompetent that they're incapable of identifying skeletons in closets of even that magnitude? What'll they do next - select Alf Garnett to contest Brixton?

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the Labour candidate has made some very disparaging remarks regards catholicismin

Just goes to show that nobody is all bad

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Politics and piety are becoming increasingly entangled as the human fertilisation and embryology bill passes through parliament. But democracy and religion do not mix. Pious pro-life Tory MP Nadine Dorries claims her high-profile campaign to reduce the abortion limit is non-religious and non-political; according to Sunny Hundal, she is in fact backed by Christian Concern for our Nation and the Conservative Christian Fellowship.

But it is Gordon Brown's kowtowing to threats of resignation from three Catholic government ministers - Ruth Kelly, the transport secretary, Des Browne, the defence secretary and Paul Murphy, the Welsh secretary - that has undermined his strength. In allowing a free vote on three of the bill's most important clauses (selecting and screening embryos for diseases and "saviour siblings"; allowing the creation of hybrid embryos from animal and human cells; and obviating the need for a father in IVF treatment), the PM has failed to protect the rights of the general public, over half of whom support the three causes, according to a recent Times poll.

Notwithstanding the result of the vote tonight, Brown put the interests of the Christian few over the rights of the many. Most people obviously disagree with a Catholic morality that puts the rights of the non-extant over those of the living.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/20...0/cardinalssins

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