YES Scotland Launch

Yes to an Independent Scotland Launch

Yes Scotland is now the biggest grass roots political movement this country has seen since the Anti-Poll Tax Federation 25 years ago. With 250 local groups from Shetland to Dumfries more than 10,000 volunteers are out campaigning – Leafleting, canvassing, conducting street stalls and recruitment events – every day of the week. Hundreds of public […]

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People first – not profit

by Richie Venton Every passing day adds its own story of ruthless exploitation and suffering for the profit of the few; its own reason why we need to muster a mass STUC demonstration in Glasgow on 1st October, to bolster the resistance to cuts from all quarters. The STUC itself has unveiled research showing nearly […]

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The economic challenges facing the SNP

by Raphie De Santos The SNP was elected as a majority government in the recent Holyrood elections partly because they were seen as the best option to protect Scotland against the worst of the Coalition’s £111 billion austerity programme of cuts and tax rises. In order to do this, they face enormous challenges within the […]

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SSP announces top of Regional lists for 2011 Scottish Parliament election

by Kevin McVey The Scottish Socialist Party has unveiled it’s lead candidates for the 2011 Scottish Parliament regional lists for the election to be held next May. The list includes two former MSPs, Colin Fox and Frances Curran, SSP councillor on West Dunbartonshire council, Jim Bollan, along with leading SSP activists. The SSP’s decision to […]

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SSP’s 10 seat election challenge puts Labour and SNP front benchers in its sights

The 2010 General Election will see the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) contest the seats of Chancellor Alistair Darling in Edinburgh South West, Overseas Development Secretary Douglas Alexander in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, one SNP front bencher, Stewart Hosie, in Dundee East alongside the Livingston seat previously held by suspended Labour MP Jim Devine, in a […]

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Tartan profiteers caught red-handed!

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The SNP government has been caught with their hands in the taxpayers’ till, dipping into public funds to bail out a multi-millioned strike-breaking company that wants to endanger the safety of its workers and the public! During the current strikes by First Scotrail guards/conductors, against the imposition of […]

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