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Cuts politicians lose support in polarised council election campaign

Philip Stott reports (updated on May 8th) The 2017 Scottish council elections – conducted under the Single Transferable Vote proportional representation system – resulted in no party being able to form a majority administration in any of the 32 council ...

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Striking Glasgow IT workers win concessions

After 23 days of a bitter dispute, Glasgow Unison members in the IT department have agreed a proposal that will end the industrial action. It represents another example of steps forward gained for workers by taking strike action. Glasgow City ...

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Combative, vibrant unions should be central to the Corbyn movement

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.’ Some Corbyn supporters seem to be taking this refrain to an extreme in their continual ...

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Refound Labour as a democratic, socialist, anti-austerity party

Editorial from the Socialist newspaper - Socialist Party England and Wales “The war continues.” So declared one ex-shadow cabinet minister to the Sunday Times (25 September). The attempted coup against Jeremy Corbyn by 172 Labour MPs has ended in abject ...

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Labour right’s onslaught against democracy and Corbyn must be fought

Hannah Sell (this is a slightly changed version of an article that appeared on www.socialistparty.org.uk) For decades working class people have had no voice in Westminster. The establishment parties – not least New Labour – all acted in the interests ...

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Ireland: Water charges suspended as protest movement and mass boycott forces major retreat by the establishment parties

Katia Hancke, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland), Dublin “What parliament does, the people on the streets can undo”. Mick Barry TD (member of the Irish parliament, the Dáil) accurately described the key reason for the embarrassing climb down forced on the ...

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Scottish TUSC campaign: Building the socialist alternative to austerity

Philip Stott reports The result of the election to the Scottish parliament election on May 5th is not in doubt. According to all opinion polls the Scottish National Party (SNP) look certain to win another overall majority at Holyrood. Labour ...

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Tax the rich not ordinary workers – Take the wealth off the 1%

By Brian Smith, Scottish TUSC candidate Glasgow Cathcart    Scottish TUSC believes that the Scottish Parliament should have the power to tax the profits and unearned wealth of rich corporations and individuals. As it stands the Parliament’s primary tax powers are ...

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Tax increases on workers are no answer to brutal austerity

Statement from Socialist Party Scotland  Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has proposed raising the Scottish Rate of Income Tax by a penny from April. Under Labour’s plan, £430 million a year would be available to compensate for the savage cuts facing ...

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