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Scottish National Party


The SNP did not deliver a radical decade in office

30 May 2017
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.

Vote Left in Scotland and take the resistance forward

30 May 2017
We call on our readers to vote Left in every constituency—to choose the candidate who is best able to carry forward the fight against austerity and racism and for independence.

Will the SNP take on austerity? Manifesto tries to have it both ways

30 May 2017
At the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto launch on Tuesday, leader Nicola Sturgeon asked voters to “strengthen Scotland’s hand, not Theresa May’s”.

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers

30 May 2017
Campaigners have been mobilising across Scotland as a government consultation of fracking nears end

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

23 May 2017
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

23 May 2017
 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

16 May 2017
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Don’t make alliances with the right wing

25 April 2017
The idea of a “progressive alliance” is back in fashion. It has been supported both by Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Independence is at the heart of the Scottish election debate

25 April 2017
The general election in Scotland is likely to revolve around constitutional questions.

Scottish college lecturers plan escalating strikes ahead of local elections

19 April 2017
Scottish college lecturers have announced a series of escalating strikes to force bosses at 20 colleges to honour an equal pay deal struck over a year 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

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence

07 March 2017
Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

SNP cuts budget backed by Greens

21 February 2017
The Scottish government was set to pass its budget on Thursday.

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