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Trotskyism’s rich history in Scotland

Ronnie Stevenson - Socialist Party Scotland and a supporter of Militant from 1975 The right wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party, aided by their friends in the media, have tried everything to undermine Corbyn’s leadership. One of the tactics has been to ...

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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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Will the SNP deliver on their “anti-austerity” promises?

Philip Stott – Socialist Party Scotland  The SNP looks set to win the majority of Scottish seats in the general election. It would then be a key player in any coalition horse-trading. With its eyes firmly on that prize, it ...

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Why Socialist Party Scotland has left Solidarity

 Statement from Socialist Party Scotland Executive Committee  Socialist Party Scotland has today left Solidarity, a party we co-founded in 2006, following long-running political differences with party leader Tommy Sheridan.  Tommy Sheridan has been calling for a vote for the SNP ...

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Why Tommy is wrong to call for a vote for the SNP in May

Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland EC  Leading socialist Tommy Sheridan has released a video and made various public statements urging those who voted Yes in the independence referendum in September 2014 to “lend” their vote to the SNP for the 2015 ...

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Why socialists cannot call for a vote for the SNP in 2015 – Build a mass working class party instead

By Philip Stott The days following the independence referendum have witnessed a stunning transformation in the political landscape in Scotland. The losers have become the winners, the winners are now the losers. Thousands have and are joining the parties that ...

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Launch a new mass working class party now

Socialist Party Scotland  If the “strategists” of British capitalism believed that the narrow No vote in the independence referendum would allow politics to return to “normal”, this illusion has been shattered by the events of the last 48 hours. A ...

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1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

By Philip Stott  In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of more than 1.6 million people, overwhelmingly from the working class, securing 45%. No won with 55%. ...

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