Philip Stott Jim Murphy’s election as Labour’s new Scottish leader has underlined the need for the affiliated trade unions to break from Labour and help build a new party to represent working class people. Murphy, who has a long history ...Read More »
Judy Beishon, Socialist Party executive committee Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million ...
Cillian Gillespie - Socialist Party Ireland “The news has just come through from the Central Crimin...
By Louise Donegan Chivas workers at Dumbarton and Paisley have voted overwhelmingly for industrial a...
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...
Editorial from the Socialist. The paper of Socialist Party England and Wales Once again workers are in revolt against “elderly and haggard” European capitalism – as the Pope accurately described it. Six years into ‘the Great Recession’ austerity and mass ...Read More »
Richard Neville Around 250 people gathered outside Glasgow City Chambers yesterday for a protest against the proposed 40% reduction in funding for the Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) project in Glasgow. Support workers, service users and the board of ...Read More »
By Matt Dobson Council trade unions in Glasgow representing 20,000 workers are demanding the Labour authority sets a “No Cuts Budget” for 2015. On the initiative of Glasgow City Unison, with the support of Unite, EIS and the GMB, unions ...Read More »
Eljeer Hawkins, Socialist Alternative A Staten Island, New York, grand jury announced last week that it will not indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the illegal chokehold death of father of six and Staten Island resident, Eric Garner. This stunning ...Read More »
Philip Stott Significant new powers over tax and benefits are to be devolved to Scotland following the report of the Smith commission. In a desperate attempt to avoid defeat in the independence referendum in September, the main pro-union parties offered ...Read More »
Philip Stott Opinion polls are a potent reflection of the collapse of Labour’s support in Scotland. The latest in a long line, this one for the Labour supporting paper the Daily Record last week, shows Labour at 24%, with the ...Read More »
Socialist Party replies to attacks as mass water charges campaign threatens to bring the government down
Socialist Party Ireland A week can be a very long time in politics. On Saturday 15 November, following an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Tallaght, where Tánaiste Joan Burton was detained in a car for two and a half hours, the ...Read More »
A mass revolt against water charges, an austerity tax, is taking place in Ireland. Hundreds of thousands of working class people have been taking part in mass protests demanding the scrapping of the charges. Government ministers are being chased out ...Read More »
By Luke Ivory A new report from Audit Scotland on the finances of NHS Scotland has outlined the significant pressures being placed on the health budget. Politicians from the Westminster and Holyrood governments always like to boast about the increased spending they ...Read More »