<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/the-news-for-sa.html">Andy McSmith: The news for Salmond is even worse than it looks</a>

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Labour's result in Glenrothes is better even than it looks at first glance. It might be tempting to think "so what?" that Labour should hold on to a safe seat, but yesterday's result runs counter to a long and honoured tradition of voters using by-elections to punish the government by what ever means they can.