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 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...
By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales As the general election draws nearer, and people b...
The following document dealing with perspectives for Scotland for 2017 was discussed, debated and ag...
Matt Dobson reports A Scottish National Party (SNP) government austerity budget passed in Scotland o...
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 »
Luke Ivory A taste of the pro business nature of the SNP-led Scottish Government was given to railway workers and service users with the news that Dutch state-owned Abellio are to be awarded the Scotrail franchise, rather than our trains being brought ...Read More »
Judy Beishon, from the Socialist (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) The brutal bombing onslaught led by US imperialism on ‘Islamic State’ held parts of Iraq and Syria is pouring more fuel on the fires of civil ...Read More »
Why socialists cannot call for a vote for the SNP in 2015 – Build a mass working class party instead
By Philip Stott The days following the independence referendum have witnessed a stunning transformation in the political landscape in Scotland. The losers have become the winners, the winners are now the losers. Thousands have and are joining the parties that ...Read More »
Socialist Party Scotland If the “strategists” of British capitalism believed that the narrow No vote in the independence referendum would allow politics to return to “normal”, this illusion has been shattered by the events of the last 48 hours. A ...Read More »