SSP Appeals To Growth Commission Opponents: Meet To Offer Real Alternative

Following the SNP conference decision to back the Growth Commission’s economic proposals, the Scottish Socialist Party has written to those in the Yes movement opposed to its conclusions suggesting they get together and present a progressive alternative to the ‘bankers driven austerity’ inherent in this SNP vision of  independence. The appeal by the SSP’s joint […]

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SSP Takes Case Against Growth Commission to SNP Delegates

SSP members will tomorrow (Saturday 27th) take the case against the austerity based Growth Commission to SNP delegates gathering for their Edinburgh conference. Activists will leaflet the event warning that far from providing a winning basis for a future Yes vote the proposal “undermines the interests of working class Scots” SSP national co-spokesperson Colin Fox […]

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Latest Independence Statement Leaves it all to do: Fox

Commenting on the “update” statement on a second independence referendum by First Minister Sturgeon SSP joint national spokesperson Colin Fox said: “This statement from Nicola Sturgeon leaves it all to do.” “Despite the hype, today’s statement changes little in the fight to win a Yes vote particularly among the key constituency of Scotland’s working class […]

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Colin Fox: “Not a hope in Hell” Growth Commission will win Workers Support

Responding to a BBC interview defending the policies set out in the Sustainable Growth Commission by its author Andrew Wilson SSP national co-spokesman Colin Fox said: “Whilst it is true that the Yes movement has spent too little time reflecting on, and learning why, we lost the 2014 referendum, it is also true the conclusions […]

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Colin Fox: Growth Commission will “Torpedo” a future Yes Campaign

ADVOCATING “PRO AUSTERITY” GROWTH COMMISSION CONCLUSIONS WILL TORPEDO CHANCES OF ANOTHER CROSS PARTY YES CAMPAIGN – FOX Scottish Socialist Party National spokesman and former Yes Scotland board member Colin Fox has warned that putting the right of centre Growth Commission conclusions at the core of a 2nd independence referendum ‘will torpedo the prospect of a […]

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Why have Scotland’s politicians failed to solve our chronic housing crisis?

by Róisín McLaren – SSP national co-spokesperson Few would deny Scotland faces a housing crisis which inflicts real hardship on hundreds of thousands of families every day. With 200,000 people on the housing waiting list, it will take them 20 years, at the current rate, to secure decent accommodation – since fewer than 1,000 new […]

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Leading Irish Housing Campaigner to speak at Socialist Voice Housing Forum

Housing activists attending the Scottish Socialist Voice housing forum later this month will hear of Irish experience on the issue from leading Dublin activist Aisling Hedderman. Aisling has been in the thick of the militant fight to address Ireland’s housing crisis, a campaign that has seen community activism, occupations and mass street demonstrations. Much of […]

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