By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and anti-trade union agenda by trying to pressure the EIS FELA college lecturers trade union to call off the planned escalation of its national strike. The ...Read More »
By Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party Ireland The stunning electoral upset delivered by Jeremy Corbyn ...
By a Socialist Party Scotland reporter Hundreds of young people, trade unionists and socialists stag...
Paul Kershaw, London Socialist Party “It’s already quite clear that this isn’t a t...
Video analysis on the general election outcome, featuring members of the Socialist Party from Scotla...
By Philip Stott May’s Big Gamble Fails, The Times newspaper – “Disaster for There...
Philip Stott reports Sympathy towards Jeremy Corbyn in Scotland, as elsewhere, is widespread, including among those who voted Yes to independence in 2014. For example, when BBC Question Time was held in Edinburgh the day after the Labour manifesto was ...Read More »
By Matt Dobson Lecturers in 20 colleges across Scotland have now taken four days of national strike action over the refusal of Colleges Scotland to honour a national bargaining deal on pay and conditions that was reached in March 2016 ...Read More »
Emmanuel Macron, the youngest ever president of France, is a man who has never been elected and who does not at present have a party. He has been seen as an ‘outsider’, defeating both the ‘left’ (‘Socialist’ Party) and ‘right’ ...Read More »
Philip Stott reports (updated on May 8th) The 2017 Scottish council elections – conducted under the Single Transferable Vote proportional representation system – resulted in no party being able to form a majority administration in any of the 32 council ...Read More »
From the new book "From Militant to the Socialist Party" by Peter Taaffe 2 May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election – the one in ...Read More »
On 24 April the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began. Seven people stand accused of ‘false imprisonment’ of then deputy prime minister Joan Burton during an anti-water charges sit-down protest and slow march in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014. A 17 ...Read More »
Socialist Party Scotland statement The announcement by Theresa May that a general election will take place on 8th June has the potential to backfire spectacularly on her and the political establishment. Her gamble is primarily a sign of weakness not ...Read More »
By Clare Doyle – Committee for a Workers’ International The presidential election in France is gathering pace and has become far more open. More than 40% of the electorate are said to be still undecided as to who to support ...Read More »
By Matt Dobson Three major industrial disputes are on the agenda in private sector workplaces in Scotland over attacks on trade union rights, pay freezes and assaults on workers’ terms and conditions. In each of these cases, Unite are the ...Read More »