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Tommy Sheridan on Solidarity's campaign in Scotland

by Tommy Sheridan, Solidarity MSP
Issue No. 2047

Tommy Sheridan on the campaign trail (Pic: Duncan Brown)

Tommy Sheridan on the campaign trail (Pic: Duncan Brown)

With just over two weeks to go to the election for the Scottish parliament there’s no doubt that Labour is panicking.

Tony Blair has appealed for voters in Scotland not to use the election to give him “a kicking”. But that is exactly what is happening.

Labour supporters are looking for an alternative.

The main beneficiary is the Scottish National Party (SNP), which, although it opposes the war and presents itself as Old Labour, is a supporter of big business.

Although Solidarity is a new party, when people hear our policies on free schools meals, abolition of the council tax, a ban on air guns and opposition to the war and Trident nuclear replacement, we get a positive response. Support is growing.

I am touring major workplaces in Glasgow.

In a vote at a hustings for pensioners, Solidarity came second behind the SNP.

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Tue 17 Apr 2007, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2047
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