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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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Why a socialist approach to the EU is the only way forward

By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales As the general election draws nearer, and people become more aware of what Jeremy Corbyn stands for, the gap between Tories and Labour in the opinion polls has started to close. Jeremy ...

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Indyref 2: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

By Philip Stott  The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament among MSPs the vote is a formality. The exact timing of the referendum is 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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Corbyn movement must seize initiative – or face defeat

  Editorial from the Socialist - Socialist Party England and Wales This year will be remembered as a turning point in British history. The vote to exit the EU threw everything into turmoil. Capitalist politics was shaken out of its ...

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Fight Tory racism with socialist policies for EU exit

Socialist Party England and Wales - editorial from the Socialist newspaper  Three months ago the Tories and British capitalism suffered a massive defeat. Similar to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, the Brexit vote was a democratic uprising – a ...

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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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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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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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