What The Papers Say: Feelings about Labour run high in Scotland

Although there was much more to Mr Blair’s emotional campaign for the Labour Party in Scotland - and for Union - the four crisp points he made against the Scottish National Part (SNP) were the focus of media attention last week. The chart shows how the Scottish papers aired the counter-arguments made by the SNP, while London largely ignored them.

Although there was much more to Mr Blair’s emotional campaign for

the Labour Party in Scotland - and for Union - the four crisp points he

made against the Scottish National Part (SNP) were the focus of media

attention last week. The chart shows how the Scottish papers aired the

counter-arguments made by the SNP, while London largely ignored

them.



Despite the platform, the the SNP’s chief executive still failed to give

a telling reply to the accusation that his party stood for

separation.



Both the Herald and the Scotsman welcomed a more reasoned debate, even

though accusations about the SNP’s future rejection of English-born

Scots were highly charged.



Meanwhile, Labour’s rejection of Dennis Canavan as a candidate,

accusations of Stalinism and local manoeuvres about London’s mayor and

the Welsh assembly provided a backdrop to editorials. These savoured the

paradox that Tony Blair is a great decentraliser who is uncomfortable

with devolution, but who was successfully carrying the war to the

enemy.



Evaluation and analysis by



CARMA International. Cuttings supplied by the Broadcast Monitoring

Company.



’What The Papers Say’ can be found at: www.carma.com



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