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Tories can be defeated with bold socialist policies

Socialist Party Scotland statement  The announcement by Theresa May that a general election will take place on 8th June has the potential to backfire spectacularly on her and the political establishment. Her gamble is primarily a sign of weakness not ...

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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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Anti-austerity surge propels Corbyn to a second victory over the Blairites

Statement from Socialist Party Scotland  Socialist Party Scotland welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s emphatic victory in the Labour leadership contest. The defeat of Owen Smith, although not unexpected, is a significant blow to the capitalist establishment in Britain and their own “Blairite ...

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Students get organised to fight debt, cuts and capitalism

Sean Robertson, Heriot-Watt Socialist Students Society College and university students starting the new term are facing a damaging cocktail of rising debt, cuts to courses and increased living costs. The Scottish Government have failed to tackle these issues and in ...

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SNP launch independence “conversation” while defending big business interests

By Philip Stott  The Scottish National Party (SNP) have launched a “new conversation” on independence, two months after the Brexit vote that in the words of Nicola Sturgeon “put a second referendum on the table”. Scotland’s first minister unveiled the ...

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Trotskyism’s rich history in Scotland

Ronnie Stevenson - Socialist Party Scotland and a supporter of Militant from 1975 The right wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party, aided by their friends in the media, have tried everything to undermine Corbyn’s leadership. One of the tactics has been to ...

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Hundreds attend Jeremy Corbyn rallies in Scotland

Jeremy Corbyn visited Scotland last week as part of his leadership election campaign. Two well attended rallies took place in Glasgow and Dundee, in addition to a hustings debate between Corbyn and Owen Smith. Reports from Socialist Party Scotland members. ...

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After Brexit: SNP hesitate on indyref 2

Matt Dobson reports The 62% to 38% vote for Scotland to remain in the EU led to First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to immediately declare that another independence referendum was “on the table”. While a second independence referendum ...

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Will the Corbyn uprising save Scottish Labour?

Article from the new issue of the Socialist - the paper of Socialist Party Scotland  Can the massive influx of new members into the Labour Party that propelled Jeremy Corbyn to the UK Labour leadership on an anti-austerity wave, and ...

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Britain’s EU referendum was an uprising against the austerity establishment

By Philip Stott  Britain’s EU referendum produced a political earthquake that has shaken the capitalist elite to its core. Tory prime minister David Cameron has announced his resignation and the party is deeply divided. The Blairites in the Labour Party have ...

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