Taking about broken promises the above image is taken from today’s edition of Britain’s right-leaning Times newspaper. So much for all-party pledges in the wake of Scotland’s “No” vote.
However in related news, via Newsweek:
“The Scottish National Party (SNP) has doubled its membership since its independence campaign ended in a narrow defeat last Thursday, overtaking the Lib Dems as the third largest UK political party.
Since last Thursday’s vote the party has gained 22,104 new members by Monday evening, taking its total membership to 47,746. The influx of new members has continued and as of Tuesday afternoon SNP membership exceeds 50,000, meaning the SNP now have more members than the Liberal Democrats’ entire UK-wide membership of 43,451 according to their own estimates.
The surge in support for the SNP also means more Scots have joined the nationalist party in the last five days than the total number of Scottish Labour Party members according to their most up-to-date figures (13,135 in 2010).
A Labour Party spokesman said that Scottish membership had increased “by the hundreds” during the referendum campaign, but declined to give full up-to-date membership figures.”
I bet he did!