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Scotland’s post-referendum political earthquake will not be its last

By Philip Stott and first printed in the Socialism Today magazine The political landscape in Scotland has undergone seismic changes since the independence referendum of September 2014. The stunning collapse of the Labour Party has been one of the most ...

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Scotland: One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

Philip Stott One year ago today, the Scottish independence referendum delivered what Socialist Party Scotland described as an “electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment.” 1.6 million, overwhelmingly working-class, people voted Yes on September 18 2014 in the teeth ...

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Will the SNP deliver on their “anti-austerity” promises?

Philip Stott – Socialist Party Scotland  The SNP looks set to win the majority of Scottish seats in the general election. It would then be a key player in any coalition horse-trading. With its eyes firmly on that prize, it ...

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Scottish Labour in crisis – Build a working class anti-cuts alternative

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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 ...

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1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

By Philip Stott  In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of more than 1.6 million people, overwhelmingly from the working class, securing 45%. No won with 55%. ...

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Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

By Philip Stott  The possibility of a majority ‘Yes’ vote for Scottish independence has produced panic and trepidation among the British capitalist establishment and their counterparts internationally. Polls which now say the referendum outcome is neck-and-neck have led, in the ...

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10 days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

 By Philip Stott   “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.” Peter Kellner – YouGov For the first ...

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Big swing to Yes leaves referendum vote on a knife edge

By Matt Dobson  In the final campaign fortnight, the polls for the Scottish independence referendum are tightening, with support for independence increasing to its highest level yet. A September 1 YouGov poll, excluding undecided voters, shows support for independence shooting up by eight points in a month to ...

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