Labour Conference Adopts Policy Pioneered by the SSP

by Richie Venton Hot on the heels of the TUC congress unanimously adopting the pioneering new policy of a guaranteed minimum 16-hour working week – instead of the abomination of zero and short-hours contracts – so too has the Labour Party conference, in a composite Motion on In-Work Poverty, moved by my union Usdaw, seconded […]

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Remembering 9/11 – the overthrow of socialist Chile

It is the 45th anniversary of the the violent and tragic overthrow of Salvador Allende’s government in Chile. With the first Marxist elected head of state in Latin America. At the time, and even more in retrospect, it seemed to mark the end of a time when democratic socialists could see possibilities of real advances […]

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Pearls of a Private Banking System

by Hugh Cullen, SSP Interim National Secretary “The only surprise of the Economic Crisis of 2008 was that it came as a surprise to so many” Joseph Stiglitz, Freefall. The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) takes no glee from the crises of capitalism that socialists have tirelessly exposed for the past 200 years. For ours is […]

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A Party On The Move

by Billy Flanagan Last Saturday, the 18th August – Dundee witnessed one of the largest demonstrations the city has seen since the 1992 Timex dispute. The appetite for self determination campaigning shows no signs of slowing, in fact, the opposite seems to be the case – contrary to the desperate rambling of various Tory and […]

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