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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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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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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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France: Massive protest demonstration in Paris

Naomi Byron in France for The Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) The Hollande/Valls government hoped that by the time Euro 2016 started, the months-long strike movement would have run out of energy. But the ...

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EU: Left parties turning against bosses’ Europe

Danny Byrne, Committee for a Workers' International The Spanish Left, under a new united banner – Unidos Podemos – seems on course for a major breakthrough in general elections on 26 June. This prospect raises for many a whole new ...

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The working-class case against the EU

From Socialism Today, the monthly magazine of the Socialist Party England and Wales The latest book by Yanis Varoufakis exposes the role of the EU in destroying Greece’s economy and tearing apart its social fabric by imposing savage austerity. Yet, ...

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Greece: Tsipras crosses the Rubicon – Time for a new, mass revolutionary Left to oppose all austerity!

Editorial Statement by Xekinima(CWI Greece) July 9th was a black day for the Greek left. SYRIZA’s leading team, around Prime Minister A. Tsipras, subordinated itself completely and absolutely to the demands of the Troika lenders. The Greek working class finds ...

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Greece: No surrender to the “institutions” of austerity – build the fight-back with socialist policies

Editorial article from Xekinima (CWI Greece) Greek society is watching the process of the so-called “negotiations” and is tired, frustrated and angry with the stand taken by the ‘Institutions’ [the IMF/ECB/EU ‘Troika’ by another name]. However, this tiredness and frustration ...

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Profit before people: SNP fail to act over public ownership of the railways

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 ...

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No to the bosses’ EU – Yes to an independent socialist alternative

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary The question of a referendum over Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) is problematic for all the mainstream capitalist parties. In this parliament Tory Prime Minister David Cameron has ...

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