THE wipeout of “Scottish” Labour at the Euro election was entirely predictable. The blame lies squarely with branch manager Richard Leonard and his boss Jeremy Corbyn.

Despite his occasional rhetoric regarding the social crisis facing the working class, Richard Leonard and “Scottish” Labour offer no real alternative.

Richard Leonard, like Corbyn, faced all ways at once.

Corbyn tried to assume the pose of national saviour – and ended up a national joke instead. In the run-up to the EU elections he spent six weeks ensconced in talks with May hopelessly trying to secure a Brexit agreement that would pass in parliament while clinging onto the stinking semi-corpse of the Tory party.

It is thanks to Corbyn that the Tories are still in government and busy electing a new leader.

Alan Hinnrichs