No change for Labour

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I don't understand why your writer thinks a New Labour victory in Glenrothes is good for socialism (Frontlines, Socialist Review, December 2008).

In the first instance, a loss or bloody nose for Brown is a good thing. New Labour is not going to give way to a socialist Labour because of the financial crisis.

It has long been hoped that an independent Scotland would enable socialism to emerge in the Scottish Parliament through a proportional representation system.

Bill Paterson