The case for free public transport

The Scottish Socialist Party is a proud advocate of a world-class, fare-free public transport system for Scotland. Transport has undergone enormous changes in recent decades, both in Scotland and across the world. Some have been cyclical: in Scotland’s capital, trams were built, dismantled, and then reintroduced. In other areas, we have seen consistent trends like […]

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SSP Podcast: Apocryphal Tales – 2

In today’s Socialist Voices, we have SSP co-spokespeople, Sandra Webster and Colin Fox, Sandra on Paisley’s Sma Shot and Colin on the SNP’s strange relationship with the monarchy. We have Don Mackeen on racism in the USA, the Confederate flag and of course the awful terrorist events in Charleston last week.  We have Dr Bruce […]

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Energy companies tax the poor

by Sandra Webster, SSP national co-spokesperson A new government, and will anything change? Politicians may eloquently preach about life with fuel poverty meanwhile it was announced that under the coalition 30,000 prepayment meters had been fitted without the consent of the individual. There are very few people who can gain access to your house without permission. These […]

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What Are Zero Hours Contracts?

by Stephanie Pride CARE WORKERS, junior academics, mystery shoppers and agency staff… One thing they have in common is that many, if not most, are on zero hours contracts. Far from being a new phenomenon, zero hours contracts have been around a long time but are only now receiving the scrutiny they deserve for shackling […]

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A proud signatory to One in Five

The SSP’s Executive Committee have agreed working to implement the One in Five Charter, becoming the third party in Scotland to do so. We are proud to show our continuing commitment to making politics accessible for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. Sandra Webster, SSP co-national spokesperson and candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South […]

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MPs and Workers: a tale of two classes

by Richie Venton A tale of two classes; or two planets, more like! All that is rotten and unequal about the capitalist economic system is reflected in the accompanying political system and the capitalist politicians, regardless of whether Tory or Labour. Tory MP Malcolm Rifkind shamelessly asserted “it’s quite unrealistic to believe MPs will go […]

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