.- Bishop Philip Tartaglia of Paisley warned the Labour Party it was losing the support of large numbers of Catholic voters in Scotland due to their increased support of homosexual marriage and weakening support of core family values, reported “The Scotsman”.
"Catholics are tired of being bullied into accepting an intolerant new orthodoxy on issues such as homosexual unions while the family and marriage are constantly attacked by a very anti-family Labour Party," said the bishop. "There's no doubt Catholic support for Labour in Scotland is clearly waning."
He was also scathing about the standard of Labour candidates. "They could field almost anyone and expect Catholics to vote for them because they always did in the past," he said, suggesting that this would no longer be the case in the future.