WHAT did we learn from the Labour Party in Scotland’s Spring Conference? Anas Sarwar appears to have lied to Martin Geissler on the BBC’s Sunday Show when he said the Labour whips had been in touch with SNP whips regarding the vote on a ceasefire in Gaza. The chief whip of the SNP categorically denied this had happened.

The party in Scotland passed a motion calling for a ceasefire – but what will happen when Labour’s two Scottish MPs vote on Wednesday?

Keir Starmer spoke on the final day to an anything but full conference hall and then ran away without speaking to journalists – ie ran away from questions about a ceasefire.

U-turns and avoiding questions when in opposition does not bode well for a Labour government.

Winifred McCartney