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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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The role of the RMT in changing Labour: A reply to our critics

By Peter Taaffe, General Secretary. Socialist Party England and Wales Rob Sewell, from the IMT group, recently attacked the Socialist Party of England and Wales because of the position that we have adopted on the question of union affiliations to ...

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Glasgow workers striking against Labour privatisation

Matt Dobson Socialist Party Scotland and the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) give our full support to the Glasgow City Unison members who are taking strike action today, 17th November. The Labour council’s plans to outsource and privatise ...

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Scottish college workers are striking for pay equality

Socialist Party Scotland give our 100% support and solidarity to the more than 2,000 Unison members who are taking strike action across 20 colleges in Scotland on September 6th. College support staff (administration, admissions, funding, catering, cleaning, advisors, security, classroom ...

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#KeepCorbyn: No compromise with the Labour right

From an Editorial in the Socialist newspaper (England and Wales) with additional points on Scotland included The next few months will decide the fate of the Labour Party. Although he claims to be “as radical as Jeremy”, the leadership challenger Owen ...

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RMT conference takes a fighting stand

Socialist Party members in RMT The 2016 annual general meeting (conference) of the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) took place 26-30 June against a backdrop of heightened conflict in both the industrial and political arenas. RMT’s battle against ...

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Britain’s EU referendum was an uprising against the austerity establishment

By Philip Stott  Britain’s EU referendum produced a political earthquake that has shaken the capitalist elite to its core. Tory prime minister David Cameron has announced his resignation and the party is deeply divided. The Blairites in the Labour Party have ...

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Left alternative needed to counter austerity, racism and the far right

Editorial from the Socialist, the paper of the Socialist Party England and Wales  Following the terrible and shocking murder of MP Jo Cox in West Yorkshire, questions have been asked about the role played by racist propaganda during the EU referendum ...

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FE shutdown as thousands of lecturers strike for pay justice

By Socialist PartyScotland reporters Scotland’s college lecturers took part in a hugely successful day of strike action on Thursday 17 March. Lively and large picket lines were organised by EIS – Further Education Lecturers Association (FELA) members. Thursday was the ...

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Trade unions should lead the EU referendum debate

Clive Heemskerk, Socialist Party England and Wales Although the majority of trade unions support the idea of a so-called ‘social Europe’ they have often opposed, at least on paper, the reality of European Union (EU) policies and not all of ...

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