The Scottish Socialist Party are to launch a high profile campaign to persuade pro independence candidates to put a clear mandate for independence in their manifestos for June’s election over the next six weeks.
Meeting in Glasgow at the weekend the SSP Annual conference endorsed the party leadership’s campaign to make 2017 ‘the independence election’ and agreed that rather than standing candidates the party’s priority would be to maximise support for self-determination itself.
The SSP’s re-elected National spokesman Colin Fox said:
“The SSP stands for independence and we intend to build support for it in the weeks to come. As part of that campaign we will be pressing the SNP to include a cast iron commitment to independence in their manifesto in order to build momentum behind the idea to counter the Tory assault on working people in Scotland.”