Report by Matt Dobson More than 1200 people packed into the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak at a rally over the bank holiday weekend. The turnout was the largest at a Corbyn rally in Scotland since ...Read More »
Philip Stott reports 1,000 workers from the threatened Burntisland Fabrication – BiFab – thei...
The threat to the jobs of up to 1400 workers who are employed by or rely on the fabrication company ...
By Matt Dobson There have been large protests in Scotland in solidarity with the movement in Catalon...
We publish below a draft document on the situation in Europe which will be discussed, amended and vo...
Jimmy Haddow, Lothian Socialist Party Scotland In November 2010 the Tory/Lib Dem coalition governmen...
The following is a statement written by Judy Beishon, an executive committee member of our sister party the Socialist Party of England and Wales Young people out enjoying themselves were instead faced with one of the worst kinds of horror imaginable ...Read More »
By Matt Dobson After six days of national strike action, lecturers in Scotland’s colleges have won a major victory in their fight for fair and equal pay and harmonised terms and conditions. The dispute was won as an escalation of ...Read More »
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 »
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 »