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Why Socialist Party Scotland has left Solidarity

 Statement from Socialist Party Scotland Executive Committee  Socialist Party Scotland has today left Solidarity, a party we co-founded in 2006, following long-running political differences with party leader Tommy Sheridan.  Tommy Sheridan has been calling for a vote for the SNP ...

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Draconian benefit sanctions requires urgent action from the Scottish Government

Matt Dobson  Benefit sanctions are creating desperate destitution for tens of thousands when their benefits are removed. According to Scottish Government figures there was a 15.4% increase in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) applied sanctions in Scotland in 2013-14, ...

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Greens lack any real answers to capitalism and cuts

Claire Laker-Mansfield  Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, has had a difficult time lately. The ‘excruciating’ performance she gave when interviewed about housing policy on LBC radio will surely have resulted in many sleepless nights. ...

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Northern Ireland: 13 March public sector strike against austerity

Text of Socialist Party leaflet, Belfast  Tens of thousands of public sector workers are set to take part in a 24 hour strike across Northern Ireland on Friday 13 March. Schools and hospitals will be shut, as will be public sector ...

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Scottish TUSC launches its election campaign

Report from Matt Dobson  A packed room of eighty people attended the inspiring election launch conference of the Scottish Trade Union and Socialist Coalition in Glasgow on 28 February. Present were candidates, agents, campaign organisers, community campaigners and socialists from ...

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Discussion in Unite ‘United Left’ on stance in general election


Rob Williams – Socialist Party England and Wales industrial organiser  Socialist Party members in Unite have received an open letter from leading members of Unite who are in United Left (UL), in which Socialist Party members are also organised. [see ...

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Labour slash council services in Glasgow as trade unions demand a No Cuts budget

Matt Dobson  Over 150 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners protested at Glasgow City Council’s budget setting meeting on 19th February. The protest was backed by all the local authority trade unions, Unison, Unite, GMB and the EIS, and demanded that ...

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Why Tommy is wrong to call for a vote for the SNP in May

Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland EC  Leading socialist Tommy Sheridan has released a video and made various public statements urging those who voted Yes in the independence referendum in September 2014 to “lend” their vote to the SNP for the 2015 ...

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