Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates will stand in May’s general election to give an alternative to racism and austerity.
Angela McCormick is standing in Glasgow North for TUSC. She told Socialist Worker that the argument to vote Labour to keep the Tories out doesn’t cut in Scotland, especially since both parties united to campaign against independence.
“That is not easily forgiven, Labour faces a wipeout,” she said. But Angela argued, “The Scottish National Party (SNP) and Labour are implementing council cuts.
“We can’t afford to wait. We need to encourage a fightback locally against cuts and expose the vile anti-immigrant racism and Islamophobia of the Tories, Ukip and media.
“So building the Stand up to Racism and Fascism demo on 21 March is a big priority.”
Some on the left in Scotland have abstained from the general election campaign. They back a vote for the SNP, believing it furthers the movement for Scottish independence.
“But It makes no sense to leave this election to the mainstream parties,” Angela said.
“We can combine the anger at austerity with the inspiration of the Yes movement and offer a real alternative.”