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Europe: a new wave of workers’ struggle has begun

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 ...

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More powers for Scotland, but they don’t go far enough

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 ...

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Scotland’s NHS facing cuts – End privatisation and nationalise the drug companies

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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 ...

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Hundreds protest at funding cuts to Glasgow mental health charity

By Matt Dobson  200 workers, service users and supportive trade unionists protested against a 40% funding cut to the Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) charity by the Labour council on 12th November. The protest called by Unison Scotland, the NHS ...

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Successful Scottish TUSC conference votes to stand anti-cuts candidates in 2015

The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference has voted unanimously to stand candidates in the 2015 Westminster elections on an uncompromising anti-cuts platform. More than 70 trade unionists, socialists and anti-cuts campaigners met in Glasgow on Saturday to ...

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Scottish Labour in crisis – Build a working class anti-cuts alternative

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Philip Stott  The Labour Party in Scotland has been thrown into a deep crisis following the resignation of its Scottish leader, Johann Lamont. It was not so much her resignation but “the manner of her leaving” that rocked an already ...

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SNP budget means another £500 million in Tory cuts for Scotland

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Philip Stott  The Scottish Government’s budget for 2015/16 was unveiled yesterday by SNP Finance Secretary John Swinney. For millions of working-class people in Scotland there will be no respite from continuing Tory austerity and cuts to public services. The SNP’s ...

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