New Year message

As we leave 2014 behind and enter 2015 we find the political map of Scotland dotted with question marks. What has been the lasting legacy of that amazing referendum campaign? Who stands to benefit most in this year’s General Election? Will the SNP maintain poll ratings of 40% plus and hold on to 100,000 members to emerge as Scotland’s largest party at Westminster?

Scotland’s working class majority can expect more job losses like City Link, more insecurity and financial hardship stuck in dead end jobs, paying poverty wages, enduring zero hour contracts.

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Colin Fox, national SSP spokesman, today echoed union criticism of the Scottish government’s decision to award the Scotrail franchise to Dutch firm Abellio rather than taking it back into public hands.

He said: “Like the rail unions we believe that Scotland’s railways should be in public ownership and public investment in them devoted to improved services rather than private profit whether Scottish or Dutch.

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