UNISON defends the right to independence vote

Richie Venton, SSP Workplace Organiser  Well done UNISON! At the Scottish Council of branch delegates in Scotland’s biggest trade union, an overwhelming majority voted in support of a second independence referendum at the time of the Scottish parliament’s choosing. This is a momentous breakthrough for democracy, from the biggest component member of the biggest civic […]

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Trade unions must become advocates of independence and socialism

Richie Venton, SSP National Workplace Organiser The public declaration in favour of a second referendum on Scottish independence by current general secretary of the STUC, Grahame Smith, is not only extremely welcome, but of profound significance. In truth, Grahame is applying the ABCs of democracy; the right of the Scottish people to determine their own future, […]

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A Reflection On The 5 Years Since IndyRef

Colin Fox, SSP National Co-Spokesperson, reflects on the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum and what the independence campaign has accomplished in the five years following it: I bumped into Alastair Darling [‘Better Together’] recently while parking the SSP van near Waverley station. ‘It’s called Vantonio Gramsci’ I informed the bemused former Marxist who now sits in […]

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Latest Independence Statement Leaves it all to do: Fox

Commenting on the “update” statement on a second independence referendum by First Minister Sturgeon SSP joint national spokesperson Colin Fox said: “This statement from Nicola Sturgeon leaves it all to do.” “Despite the hype, today’s statement changes little in the fight to win a Yes vote particularly among the key constituency of Scotland’s working class […]

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SCOTTISH SOCIALIST VOICE – ISSUE 441

In this issue, the Scottish Socialist Party’s John McAllion – former Labour MP and MSP – explains why he thinks the Scottish Labour Party is a shadow of its former self. This theme is also taken up by Labour for independence’s Allan Grogan, and SSP workplace organiser Richie Venton in his piece ‘Ructions after the referendum’.  […]

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