By Philip Stott In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of more than 1.6 million people, overwhelmingly from the working class, securing 45%. No won with 55%. ...Read More »
By Philip Stott The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second indepe...
By Philip Stott The Scottish National Party (SNP) have launched a “new conversation” on independenc...
Matt Dobson reports The 62% to 38% vote for Scotland to remain in the EU led to First Minister and S...
By Philip Stott and first printed in the Socialism Today magazine The political landscape in Scotlan...
Philip Stott One year ago today, the Scottish independence referendum delivered what Socialist Party...
By Matt Dobson Project Terror – the unprecedented campaign of fear against Scottish independence by big business, the media and the capitalist political establishment – has produced a fight back. Ordinary working class people are increasingly taking the campaign for a ...Read More »
By Philip Stott The possibility of a majority ‘Yes’ vote for Scottish independence has produced panic and trepidation among the British capitalist establishment and their counterparts internationally. Polls which now say the referendum outcome is neck-and-neck have led, in the ...Read More »
By Philip Stott “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.” Peter Kellner – YouGov For the first ...Read More »
By Matt Dobson In the final campaign fortnight, the polls for the Scottish independence referendum are tightening, with support for independence increasing to its highest level yet. A September 1 YouGov poll, excluding undecided voters, shows support for independence shooting up by eight points in a month to ...Read More »
Jamie Cocozza, Socialist Party Scotland, Glasgow The backdrop to the referendum on 18 September is one of unprecedented cuts and savage austerity. In one year alone, from April 2012 to April 2013, the numbers living in poverty in Scotland rose by ...Read More »
Editorial from the latest issue of the Socialist September 18 will see an unprecedented mobilisation to the polls for the referendum on Scottish independence. An estimated 75-80% of the 4.1 million people entitled to vote are likely to take part. ...Read More »
By Philip Stott The independence referendum campaign in Scotland is approaching its concluding two months with opinion polls still showing a lead for the No side. The “poll of polls” as of the end of June has No at 57% ...Read More »
By Philip Stott One year ago, the Jimmy Reid Foundation began work on the Common Weal project. Against the backdrop of the run-up to the independence referendum, it set itself the task of “imagining a new Scotland”. While welcoming a ...Read More »
by Philip Stott “Austerity is just another word for an unremitting class war carried out by the elite and the bankers against the 99% in our society. Today, five people in the UK have more wealth than the poorest thirteen ...Read More »