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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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The guard stays on the train – RMT members defeat ScotRail bosses

By Philip Stott  After a major campaign of strike action over the summer, ScotRail guards have won a big victory in their fight to keep the conductor on the train. This breakthrough proves that determined strike action works. The agreement ...

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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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After Brexit: SNP hesitate on indyref 2

Matt Dobson reports The 62% to 38% vote for Scotland to remain in the EU led to First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to immediately declare that another independence referendum was “on the table”. While a second independence referendum ...

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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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Politicians have a choice: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

By Brian Smith and Jim McFarlane, Glasgow City Unison and Dundee City Unison branch secretaries (in a personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland   Over the next few weeks, Scottish local authorities will be drawing up budgets that threaten devastating ...

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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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