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Left v right in the battle for Scottish Labour leader

Statement from Socialist Party Scotland  Following Kezia Dugdale’s resignation as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Socialist Party Scotland welcomes the announcement by Richard Leonard that he is to stand in the leadership contest. Leonard is an MSP, a member of ...

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Where is Scotland going? – Fight for socialist change

By Philip Stott  The dramatic rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been thrown into a sharp reverse recently. The partial collapse in the electoral support for the SNP at the June 2017 general election – a loss of ...

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May Must Go! – Build mass struggle to drive out the Tories

By Philip Stott  May’s Big Gamble Fails, The Times newspaper – “Disaster for Theresa May as voters punish Tories” The FT Theresa May and her hated Tories suffered an utter humiliation in Thursday’s general election. May called the election seeking ...

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Why a socialist approach to the EU is the only way forward

By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales As the general election draws nearer, and people become more aware of what Jeremy Corbyn stands for, the gap between Tories and Labour in the opinion polls has started to close. Jeremy ...

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Scotland 2017: A year of turmoil and rising working class anger against capitalism

The following document dealing with perspectives for Scotland for 2017 was discussed, debated and agreed at the Socialist Party Scotland conference that took place on February 11th 2017. The document covers issues including the prospects for an indyref 2, the SNP’s ...

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Scottish Greens back SNP cuts budget

Matt Dobson reports A Scottish National Party (SNP) government austerity budget passed in Scotland on 2 February with the support of the Scottish Greens. The Greens have posed as an “anti-austerity” alternative, but for many workers and young people are ...

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Scottish budget: SNP’s sorry capitulation to austerity continues

Philip Stott reports The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017/18, which was unveiled on Thursday, was yet another sorry chapter in the SNP’s capitulation to Tory austerity. Finance secretary Derek MacKay claimed that the budget would deliver “£240 million extra ...

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We need mass resistance to Trump and a new party of the 99%

By Philip Locker and Tom Crean of Socialist Alternative People in the US and around the world awoke today to one of the most shocking political upsets in living memory with the election of Donald Trump as president. It was ...

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