Only Democracy Can Save Our Ecology

Through democratic public ownership of our land we could improve the lives of millions and significantly contribute to ending the ever important climate emergency at the same time. Democracy and ecology go hand in hand, without one you can’t have the other. This policy embodies these principles of the SSP and offers a realistic solution that works towards the SSP’s vision of an independent, sustainable, socialist Scotland. […]

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Covid-19 crisis opens window on the multi-dimensional guilt of neoliberalism

By Ken Ferguson A spectre certainly is haunting the planet with the rapidly escalating Covid-19 crisis, with countries in lockdown, pillars of today’s supposedly free market utopia such as airlines seeking state aid and emerging divisions now in public view on the way ahead. As I write the quasi eugenics of “herd immunity” which potentially […]

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Covid-19 update: Fox urges end to PFI contracts and freeing up billions for emergency action

SCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY Media Release Contact: Ken Ferguson, 07925 613145 SSP National Cospokesperson Colin Fox has written to Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman urging her to end PFI contracts in the NHS and divert the savings to the battle to combat the escalating virus crisis. His letter is below. ” Dear Jeane, Coronavirus health emergency […]

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Stand Up Against Repression by Stirling University Bosses

by Richie Venton, SSP trade union organiser In an outrageous act of repression, the bosses of the University of Stirling have suspended 13 students who staged an entirely peaceful occupation of C-block in solidarity with striking UCU members last November/December. The young students (including several SSP members) have been suspended from the campus for 8 […]

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UNISON defends the right to independence vote

Richie Venton, SSP Workplace Organiser  Well done UNISON! At the Scottish Council of branch delegates in Scotland’s biggest trade union, an overwhelming majority voted in support of a second independence referendum at the time of the Scottish parliament’s choosing. This is a momentous breakthrough for democracy, from the biggest component member of the biggest civic […]

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Sturgeon’s Small Beer Shows Urgent Need to Build Broad Yes Movement

Activist holding a Yes sign in front of UK counter-demonstration

After days of hype and expectation raising for First Minister Sturgeon’s latest speech on independence it turned out yet to be another serving of small beer commented SSP national spokesman Colin Fox. He said: “Amidst the tears about Brexit, this was simply an exercise in expectation management for SNP activists rather than any ringing declaration […]

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