potentially, or people are sick of SLAB shenanigans.
You don't get that sort of shift on those grounds alone. Elections appear to be about lines on maps, and that alone. Look at the shenanigans in the SNP? Makes no difference.
well there Shenanigans have actually lead to anything just yet Mike, But I sense they are building up to a crescendo. SO who know what might happen if its revealed Nicola was told don't proceed with the Salmond case and she did so anyway. The second point I would make, pinch of salt here, but the opinion polls so slightly seem to be out of sink with the 2 by elections we've had, I would say slightly over estimating the SNP, and slightly underestimating the Cons and the Labs.
Leadership is not imposed like authority. Its is actually welcomed and wanted by the led.
Of note, Lord Provost Barney Crocketts wife for Labour, Kirsty Blackman's office girl for the SNP, ex NIMBY Indy Cllr Andy Finlayson, who served in Fraser's administration if doing what he is told counts as service and Bryce Hope for the Scottish Libertarian Party.
Only one rational choice really.
Barney used to post a lot at UK Polling Report back in the day. Always seemed very angry about life there. Not sure if he's like that in person or not?