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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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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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Scottish TUSC conference: Preparing the anti-cuts and socialist challenge for 2017

The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference takes place on Saturday 25th February in Glasgow. Throughout the month of February both the Scottish Government and the overwhelming majority of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have been passing further cuts to ...

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Scotland 2017: A year of turmoil and rising working class anger against capitalism

The following document dealing with perspectives for Scotland for 2017 was discussed, debated and agreed at the Socialist Party Scotland conference that took place on February 11th 2017. The document covers issues including the prospects for an indyref 2, the SNP’s ...

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NHS bosses wield the axe to vital services

By a Unison member NHS Tayside needs to make £58m of savings between now and next April. It doesn’t stop there because it is committed to a package of savings totalling £214m over the next 5 years. The admissions unit ...

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Scottish budget: SNP’s sorry capitulation to austerity continues

Philip Stott reports The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017/18, which was unveiled on Thursday, was yet another sorry chapter in the SNP’s capitulation to Tory austerity. Finance secretary Derek MacKay claimed that the budget would deliver “£240 million extra ...

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Strike action delivers pay victory for college staff

FE support staff in colleges across Scotland, organised in Unison and the GMB, have won their demand for a £450 pay rise and parity with the increase won by college lecturers earlier in 2016. This great result shows that strike action delivers. ...

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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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Students get organised to fight debt, cuts and capitalism

Sean Robertson, Heriot-Watt Socialist Students Society College and university students starting the new term are facing a damaging cocktail of rising debt, cuts to courses and increased living costs. The Scottish Government have failed to tackle these issues and in ...

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