The latest U-turn.
One day after an agreement was reached by the Scottish Government on the largest Junior Doctor pay investment for 20 years, Labour’s deputy-leader Angela Rayner flew north claiming Scottish workers have been “left out in the cold”.
She explained why only Labour can deliver a new deal for people in Scotland.
Mere hours later it was revealed that Labour has watered down plans to strengthen worker’s rights as Sir Keir Starmer tries to woo corporate leaders ahead of a battle with the Tories for the support of business leaders.
A pledge to boost the protection of gig-economy workers has been diluted and Labour have confirmed that a future Labour Government would allow companies to dismiss staff during a trial period.
Labour’s own campaign group, Momentum, have accused the party hierarchy of bowing to corporate interests.
And more was to follow as Labour have now u-turned on a commitment that the SNP have long demanded – the devolution of employment law.
That Labour has a habit of u-turning on previous commitments is unsurprising, they have a long track record. But their two most radical policies were the green investment plan and employment reforms – now both have been watered down.
What is the point in Labour?