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 ...Read More »
Statement from Socialist Party Scotland Following Kezia Dugdale’s resignation as leader of th...
Jeremy Corbyn, as of last weekend, has agreed to a change in Labour’s policy on Brexit. Labour...
By Philip Stott The dramatic rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been thrown into a sharp...
By Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party Ireland The stunning electoral upset delivered by Jeremy Corbyn ...
By Philip Stott May’s Big Gamble Fails, The Times newspaper – “Disaster for There...
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 ...Read More »
Philip Stott Opinion polls are a potent reflection of the collapse of Labour’s support in Scotland. The latest in a long line, this one for the Labour supporting paper the Daily Record last week, shows Labour at 24%, with the ...Read More »
Socialist Party replies to attacks as mass water charges campaign threatens to bring the government down
Socialist Party Ireland A week can be a very long time in politics. On Saturday 15 November, following an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Tallaght, where Tánaiste Joan Burton was detained in a car for two and a half hours, the ...Read More »
A mass revolt against water charges, an austerity tax, is taking place in Ireland. Hundreds of thousands of working class people have been taking part in mass protests demanding the scrapping of the charges. Government ministers are being chased out ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »