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The SNP did not deliver a radical decade

The SNP did not deliver a radical decade The Scottish National Party (SNP) has been in control of the Scottish government for just over ten years. Since the 2014 independence referendum it has been the dominant political party in Scotland.

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers Campaigners have been mobilising across Scotland as a government consultation of fracking nears end

Scottish TUC leader says, ‘Learn from the lecturers and fight back on pay’

Scottish TUC leader says, ‘Learn from the lecturers and fight back on pay’ Scottish TUC deputy general secretary Dave Moxham's call to “challenge the public sector pay freeze” comes as 70,000 council workers ballot for strikes over pay

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Theresa May called the snap election was to stop a second independence referendum.

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt

Scottish lecturers get their bosses telt  College lecturers in Scotland held a victory rally on Saturday after their bosses "crumbled" on Friday in the face of an escalating national dispute.

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

SNP-linked lobbyists batting for Scotland's college bosses to beat strike

16 May 2017
A secretive and influential firm of lobbyists with close links to the Scottish National Party (SNP) is working on behalf of bosses’ group Colleges Scotland.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

16 May 2017
A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

09 May 2017
College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Tory election gains are a serious warning to Labour and the left

09 May 2017
The local election results are an urgent warning of what could happen at the general election. They mean the left has to redouble its campaigns against the Tories and for a win for Labour led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP

09 May 2017
The Tories came second in last week’s Scottish local council elections and proclaimed themselves the sole winners.

Glasgow voters say Labour needs to represent workers - and not make cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has emerged as the largest party in the four major cities in Scotland following today's council elections. The Tories also made considerable gains, mainly at Labour's expense.

Ahead of Thursday’s elections - councils in Scotland have earned voters’ disdain

02 May 2017
Viewing the results of Thursday’s Scottish council elections as purely a barometer of attitudes to independence, or of Brexit, would be a mistake.

Strong college strike in Scotland as EIS Fela members tell bosses, “Honour the deal!”

02 May 2017
Over 4,600 lecturers across 20 further education colleges in Scotland struck today, Thursday. They have a simple message to their employers—“honour the deal” agreed 13 months ago.

Time to Break up Britain

04 April 2017
The SNP can’t be relied on to launch a second independence referendum, let alone win it

Winning Scottish independence will take a revolt against the Tories

21 March 2017
With a second referendum in Scotland increasingly likely, the left must fight to make sure it is called and won—and furthers ordinary people’s interests

GALLERY - Glasgow says no to racism

21 March 2017
Around 3,000 people joined an anti-racist march in Glasgow

Yes to a new Scottish independence referendum

14 March 2017
Socialist Worker supports the break-up of the British state.

Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum

14 March 2017
The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous.

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