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SNP budget protects the rich while continuing the austerity agenda

Socialist Party Scotland's response to the SNP's Scottish budget As predicted, today’s draft budget from the SNP Scottish Government, if unchanged, will result in continued cuts to public services over the next year. Public sector wages which have fallen by ...

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#KeepCorbyn: Defeat the Blairites by standing firm for socialist policies

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Merthyr Tydfil. Across Britain [although not yet in Scotland] the biggest left rallies in a generation are taking place in defence ...

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Stand firm and organise against the Blairite coup

Editorial of the Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party England and Wales Four thousand in Liverpool, 1,000 in Manchester, 800 in Leeds, thousands in London. Across the country people have taken to the streets to show their support for Jeremy ...

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Defend Corbyn: Organise a conference of the labour movement now!

Statement from Socialist Party in England, Wales and Scotland  Now it’s civil war’ declared the front page of the Daily Mirror. The nine month nascent civil war in the Labour Party has been escalated in earnest. The majority of the Parliamentary ...

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Jeremy Corbyn under attack but enthusiastic support continues

Editorial from the current edition of the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales The furore over revelations in Lord Ashcroft’s biography of David Cameron has temporarily driven attacks on Jeremy Corbyn from the front ...

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Labour leadership campaign: Blairites’ terror at popularity of left-wing ideas

A Socialist Party (formerly the Militant Tendency) press statement Right wing Labour backbencher John Mann has called for the Labour leadership contest to be halted as the Labour Party is supposedly being infiltrated by ‘Militant Tendency types’. According to the ...

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Support for Corbyn’s anti-austerity message rattles Labour machine

A statement from the Socialist Party in England and Wales  “Jeremy Corbyn ‘on course to come top’ in the Labour leadership election” declared the New Statesman on 15 July, 2015. Following leaked polling which suggested that Corbyn was ahead of ...

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Labour leadership contest: Can Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge help to develop the socialist left?

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary The entry of Jeremy Corbyn, a long-standing Labour left, into the Labour leadership contest has generated interest in an otherwise moribund ‘pro-business’, mostly Blairite-dominated contest. ‘Hope springs eternal’. There are some ...

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Tony Benn: steadfast in speaking out for socialism

By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales In one week, the labour movement has suffered two big blows with the deaths of trade union left leader Bob Crow and now of Tony Benn. Bob Crow’s death came ...

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