Scottish Review of 1984-5 Miners’ Strike Policing: a huge breakthrough

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The announcement by the Scottish government of an independent review of policing in Scotland during the year-long 1984/5 miners’ strike is immensely welcome to all who wish to stand up for the working class. It’s a long overdue breakthrough for the victimised miners, their families, communities and political […]

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Rebuff to May makes a Second Election likely

Commenting on the general election SSP joint National Spokesperson Colin Fox said: “The over-riding fact in this General election is that Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid for an increased mandate has failed and her credibility is now in tatters.” “The gains made by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour shows that despite years of denunciation socialist ideas such […]

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Demand Scottish Inquiry into Policing of the Miners’ Strike

by Richie Venton The Scottish government should drop its repeated refusal to hold a public inquiry into policing of the miners’ strike in Scotland in 1984/5. They should help expose the truth behind the Thatcher Tory government’s orchestration of naked state violence against workers fighting to defend their communities from destruction and destitution. That becomes […]

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For a Modern Democratic Republic

The Scottish Socialist Party pamphlet ‘For a Modern Democratic Republic’ written by SSP national spokesperson Colin Fox, highlights the need for an elected, representative and accountable head of state as part of Scotland’s constitution. The book is available from our website, your local SSP branches priced £3.99, from our online shop for £5 (inc p&p). Here is a […]

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Viva la Republic

by Allan Armstrong When people are asked what is meant by the word ‘republic’ they usually answer, “A country without a monarch”. In today’s world this covers a great variety of states, including the USA, France, Germany, Russia, Israel, China, South Africa and Cuba. At first glance, then, ‘republic’ would not appear to be a […]

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