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Tories lied on Universal Credit – Scrap It Now!

Jimmy Haddow, Lothian Socialist Party Scotland In November 2010 the Tory/Lib Dem coalition government published a White Paper setting out its plans for a Universal Credit (UC). The claim was UC would simplify the benefit system in Britain and strengthen financial ...

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Women’s rights: 28th September – International Safe Abortion Day

Article from www.Socialistworld.net by Sonja Grusch, SLP (CWI in Austria) September 28th is International Safe Abortion Day. The date originates from the Campaña 28 Septiembre, a campaign launched in Latin America and the Caribbean in 1990 for the decriminalisation of ...

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Socialist policies needed to end the housing crisis

By Robyn Smith, Aberdeen Socialist Party Scotland    Over the past few years Aberdeen has faced a housing crisis in both the council and private housing sectors. As a result, more people are struggling to maintain a roof over their ...

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Tax the rich not ordinary workers – Take the wealth off the 1%

By Brian Smith, Scottish TUSC candidate Glasgow Cathcart    Scottish TUSC believes that the Scottish Parliament should have the power to tax the profits and unearned wealth of rich corporations and individuals. As it stands the Parliament’s primary tax powers are ...

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Demands for inquiry into police spying in Scotland

Harvey Duke reports (This article appears in the new issue of the Socialist - the paper of Socialist Party Scotland) This article was written just before further revelations were reported by the BBC and the Guardian on January 18 2016, that an ...

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Politicians have a choice: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

By Brian Smith and Jim McFarlane, Glasgow City Unison and Dundee City Unison branch secretaries (in a personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland   Over the next few weeks, Scottish local authorities will be drawing up budgets that threaten devastating ...

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John Swinney wields the Tory axe against jobs and public services

Philip Stott reports John Swinney’s budget for 2016 /17 has exploded the myth of an “anti-austerity” SNP-led Scottish government prepared to take on and confront Tory spending cuts. The Scottish government budget for next year and announced today has underlined ...

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Killed by benefit cuts – 2,380 dead after Tory attacks on disabled

  Simon Gomery Thousands are dead. They were killed after forced labour or income theft while severely sick or disabled. At least 2,380 disabled people died between December 2011 and February 2014 after being found ‘fit for work’ by bullying, ...

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Glasgow Langside election: Vote TUSC on Thursday

Matt Dobson The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing Ian Leech, leading Glasgow trade unionist and Socialist Party Scotland member in the Langside by election on August 6th.  Ian Leech ” TUSC is standing on a 100% ...

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