SCOTTISH SOCIALISTS BACK CALLS TO REPEAL FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR ACT 

The Scottish Socialist Party is today disappointed and dismayed by the Scottish Government’s commitment to retaining the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act. In the University of Stirling report and statistics into the effect of the Act, it showed that conviction rates since introduction in 2012 are as low as 22% with only […]

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LAY SIEGE TO SCOTTISH TORIES IN DEFIANCE DEMOS, ON DAY OF TORY QUEEN’S SPEECH

The SSP is staging a coordinated series of protests outside Tory party headquarters and Tory MSP’s offices across Scotland this Wednesday, 27th May, as the new Tory government announces its Queens Speech that day. SSP national trade union organizer, RICHIE VENTON, who is coordinating the protests, told us: “The Tories have absolutely no mandate to […]

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SCOTTISH SOCIALISTS OPPOSE PRIVATE SCOTRAIL FRANCHISE

Colin Fox, national SSP spokesman, today echoed union criticism of the Scottish government’s decision to award the Scotrail franchise to Dutch firm Abellio rather than taking it back into public hands. He said: “Like the rail unions we believe that Scotland’s railways should be in public ownership and public investment in them devoted to improved […]

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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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Scottish Socialist Voice – Issue 440

In this issue of the Scottish Socialist Voice, Jim Sillars looks at the evidence that pollsters are often totally wrong, especially where grassroots campaigns have taken a foothold. SSP co-spokesperson Colin Fox and John Finnie MSP look at the Yes campaigns chances as we’ve passed the 100-days-to-go marker in the referendum campaign period, Richie Venton urges a break from […]

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