Johnson’s Parliamentary Suspension: Brexit General Election Now Inevitable

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s surprise move to suspend Parliament for 23 days—from early September to mid October—SSP National Co-Spokesperson Colin Fox said: “Set aside dusty debates about parliamentary precedents, conventions and even the role of the Queen as head of state. The political manoeuvre Boris Johnston pulled today is a ruthless bid for power by a new […]

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Scottish Socialist Voice hosts “No Holds Barred” post-election Forum

The Scottish Socialist Voice – the only socialist newspaper printed, produced and published in Scotland – is hosting a “no holds barred” forum to discuss the outcome of the election and what it means for the left. Topics will include the next moves for the independence movement, the implications of the rise of Corbynism and […]

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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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SNP Manifesto: Fiscal conservatism meets political timidity

The SNP today launched a conservative manifesto aimed at Conservative Scotland. said SSP national spokesperson Colin Fox reacting to its launch in Perth “Their 48-page document delayed a week by the tragic events in Manchester, entitled ‘Stronger For Scotland’ at least answers the oft asked question ‘What Scotland do you mean?’. For it offers little […]

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Independence offers our only escape from a Zombie Government

“A campaign is underway in the Scottish media to portray Ruth Davidson’s Tories as the ‘real’ winners of this General Election north of the Border despite them being again comprehensively rejected here” warns SSP national spokesman Colin Fox. He continued: “All the polls suggest the Tories will win this General Election at UK level with […]

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SNP must put Independence at the heart of its manifesto

The Scottish Socialist Party today called on the Scottish National Party to put Independence at the heart of its General Election manifesto next week. Their call was made as the SSP began distributing 100,000 leaflets throughout the country making the case for an Independent Socialist Scotland. It followed Tory manifesto launch demands for “public consent” […]

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Corbyn echoes Tory rhetoric on Independence

Scottish Socialist Party National spokesman Colin Fox described Jeremy Corbyn’s anti independence manifesto as “Deeply disappointing and underlining why Labour is in such deep crisis in Scotland.” “Pro independence socialists have a great deal of sympathy with the many progressive and forward thinking policies Jeremy Corbyn advocates in the Labour manifesto.” “However his failure to […]

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