Do Donors Now Control the Labour Party?

Yesterday Richard Leonard resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour party – less than 24 hours after a potential donor allegedly said they would not give money while he remained in place.

This raises huge questions. Firstly whether the Scottish Labour Party is autonomous of the party at Westminster, and secondly whether wealthy donors now call the shots – not just in terms of which politicians have key positions but what policies are adopted.

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