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Video: Socialist panel discusses the outcome of the general election

Video analysis on the general election outcome, featuring members of the Socialist Party from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.   Election broadcast episode 6 – the results Episode six of our weekly general election-themed broadcasts, with a socialist analysis ...

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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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Fight against “five more damned years” of Tory rule

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England & Wales General Secretary “Our sweet victory”, read the London Evening Standard, owned appropriately by a Russian oligarch and reflecting their delight at the unexpected victory of the Tories. “Corks pop as threat of populist ...

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Scottish TUSC’s 100% anti-austerity manifesto launched

Scottish TUSC launched it’s general election manifesto on Friday. It was widely covered in the press as the “100% anti-austerity ” alternative. (see links to press coverage below) Brian Smith, Glasgow South Scottish TUSC candidate: “Scottish TUSC are offering a ...

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Discussion in Unite ‘United Left’ on stance in general election


Rob Williams – Socialist Party England and Wales industrial organiser  Socialist Party members in Unite have received an open letter from leading members of Unite who are in United Left (UL), in which Socialist Party members are also organised. [see ...

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More powers for Scotland, but they don’t go far enough

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 ...

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