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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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What the Labour left must do to create a real anti-austerity party in Scotland

Philip Stott reports The left have won the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party for the first time with Richard Leonard’s victory over the Blairite candidate Anas Sarwar. Socialist Party Scotland welcomes this result, which can potentially open up the possibility ...

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Why has the Scottish Government refused to recognise an independent Catalonia?

By Matt Dobson There have been large protests in Scotland in solidarity with the movement in Catalonia, particularly among youth and workers involved in the YES campaign in 2014. Many are enraged by the repressive clampdown of the Spanish state ...

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Europe in crisis, revolutionary winds in Catalonia

We publish below a draft document on the situation in Europe which will be discussed, amended and voted on at a meeting of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) International Executive Committee. Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to the CWI.  ...

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Tories lied on Universal Credit – Scrap It Now!

Jimmy Haddow, Lothian Socialist Party Scotland In November 2010 the Tory/Lib Dem coalition government published a White Paper setting out its plans for a Universal Credit (UC). The claim was UC would simplify the benefit system in Britain and strengthen financial ...

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Scottish Labour: on the road to recovery? A review of Socialism and Hope

The pro-business, pro-war policies of the last 20 years decimated Labour Party support in Scotland. Then it signed up to the establishment’s project fear in the independence referendum. By 2015 it had only one MP in Westminster. Now, with support ...

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Where is Scotland going? – Fight for socialist change

By Philip Stott  The dramatic rise of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been thrown into a sharp reverse recently. The partial collapse in the electoral support for the SNP at the June 2017 general election – a loss of ...

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May Must Go! – Build mass struggle to drive out the Tories

By Philip Stott  May’s Big Gamble Fails, The Times newspaper – “Disaster for Theresa May as voters punish Tories” The FT Theresa May and her hated Tories suffered an utter humiliation in Thursday’s general election. May called the election seeking ...

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