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2018: Capitalist turmoil will continue

By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales   “Biggest fall in living standards for a generation.” “Sharp rise in child poverty as cuts bite.” “700,000 young people and pensioners join ranks of Britain’s poor in four years.” ...

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Tories Brexit crisis: For a socialist, internationalist EU exit

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party England and Wales   For a while it looked like Theresa May might be about to crash out of office, as her fractured, divided party, propped up in government ...

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SNP budget protects the rich while continuing the austerity agenda

Socialist Party Scotland's response to the SNP's Scottish budget As predicted, today’s draft budget from the SNP Scottish Government, if unchanged, will result in continued cuts to public services over the next year. Public sector wages which have fallen by ...

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Why has the Scottish Government refused to recognise an independent Catalonia?

By Matt Dobson There have been large protests in Scotland in solidarity with the movement in Catalonia, particularly among youth and workers involved in the YES campaign in 2014. Many are enraged by the repressive clampdown of the Spanish state ...

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Europe in crisis, revolutionary winds in Catalonia

We publish below a draft document on the situation in Europe which will be discussed, amended and voted on at a meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) International Executive Committee. Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to the CWI.  ...

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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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