Why we support carbon rationing

Carbon rationing is a way of allocating the amount of carbon emissions every individual and company can emit such that everybody gets their fair share. With this system, people who have low emissions (typically those on low incomes who cannot afford foreign holidays or afford to buy expensive cars or houses) will receive additional income […]

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Why we campaign against nuclear power

The SSP is opposed to the construction of any new nuclear power stations, not least because of the risks of a devastating, Chernobyl-like nuclear accident, the ongoing problem of radioactive contamination, spelled out in leukaemia clusters and dying marine life, and the million-year migraine of how to dispose of hazardous nuclear waste, still unresolved some […]

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Huge boost for SSP’s Free Public Transport Campaign with Union Backing

by Colin Fox Whilst the political parties at Westminster were all agreeing to decimate public services the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) passed a resolution at its annual conference in Brighton to support the introduction of free public transport to combat global warming, reduce pollution and road traffic accidents and improve social inclusion. The […]

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Lordy, Lordy, Lordy: Labour’s government of the unelected

by Colin Fox There they sit; Lords Mandelson, Adonis, Sugar, Malloch-Brown, Drayson and Baronesses Royal and Scotland, seven peers of the realm whose allegiance is to the Queen, not the people, now centre stage in the Labour Cabinet. This Government is a caricature of a Britain long gone, a vivid testament to how Labour has […]

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The Case For Free Public Transport

Nine points arguing the case for free public transport Free fares would be the biggest single pro-environment policy enacted by any national government anywhere on the planet, dramatically slashing car use and CO2 emissions. Free fares would be the biggest anti-poverty, pro-social inclusion policy enacted in Scotland, or anywhere else in the UK. It is […]

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Free School Meals campaign history

by Roz Paterson The Scottish Socialist Party’s Free School Meals (FSM) campaign began in 2001, just two years into the SSP’s lifetime. The plan was, and is, simple – give every state school child in Scotland a free, nutritious school lunch. That way, everyone has the opportunity to eat well every single day they attend […]

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