Demand Free Public Transport, Not a Tax On Workers

SSP National Workplace Organiser Richie Venton discusses the recent SNP/Green workplace car parking tax initiative, highlighting the price workers shall have to pay for the government’s token environmentalism. The SNP and Scottish Green Party have combined forces to push through a measure via the Transport Bill which is an appalling attack on the living standards […]

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SSP Takes Case Against Growth Commission to SNP Delegates

SSP members will tomorrow (Saturday 27th) take the case against the austerity based Growth Commission to SNP delegates gathering for their Edinburgh conference. Activists will leaflet the event warning that far from providing a winning basis for a future Yes vote the proposal “undermines the interests of working class Scots” SSP national co-spokesperson Colin Fox […]

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Independence must be about Transformation not “Transition”

Analyzing the SNP’s Sustainable Growth Commission Report for the Scottish Left Review, SSP national spokesman Colin Fox writes: Reading the SNP’s long awaited Sustainable Growth Commission Report reminded me why I left the Labour Party. It reads like an extract from Tony Blairs playbook. Readers of a certain age will recall how the ‘Old Fettesian’ […]

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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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Westminster’s Trojan horse sent north

by Colin Fox, SSP national co-spokesperson Full Fiscal Autonomy and the Scotland Bill I met the eminent economists Jim and Margaret Cuthbert of Stirling University this week to discuss the details of the Tories plans for so called ‘Full Fiscal Autonomy’ and the new Scotland Bill. We both heralded the earlier than usual arrival of […]

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