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Scotland, Labour and independence - what should the left do?

Scotland, Labour and independence - what should the left do? Several thousand people joined the pro-independence Hope Over Fear rally in Glasgow last Saturday.

An anti-austerity message is key for the Scottish Labour Party’s new leader

An anti-austerity message is key for the Scottish Labour Party’s new leader The resignation of Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader is a chance for a shift to the left, writes Nick Clark

Good riddance to Kezia Dugdale as Corbyn's nemesis in Scotland steps down

Good riddance to Kezia Dugdale as Corbyns nemesis in Scotland steps down In a move that could boost Labour’s chances in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Anti-racists celebrate in Govanhill, Glasgow, with a parade and carnival

Anti-racists celebrate in Govanhill, Glasgow, with a parade and carnival Thousands of people turned out to an anti-racist festival in Scotland’s most diverse area, Govanhill in Glasgow, last weekend.

Can Corbyn revive hope for Labour in Scotland?

Can Corbyn revive hope for Labour in Scotland? Tour heads north after successors in England and Wales—but the Scottish Labour leadership is a problem, writes Nick Clark

It's anger that fuels votes for an alternative

Its anger that fuels votes for an alternative Is it really any wonder that people backed a manifesto that sought to reverse some of the worst effects of that crusade for the richest in society?

Labour mobilisation in Uxbridge shows a mood to boot out the Tories

25 July 2017
A mass canvass in Uxbridge last week involved many new activists—but tensions remain inside the party

Scottish Labour and SNP fail to channel the Corbyn surge

13 June 2017
Election results in Scotland shocked many people after the SNP lost 21 seats.

Anger grows in EIS union as Scottish college bosses drag their feet over pay deal

13 June 2017
Scottish college bosses are still dragging their feet in a long-running dispute over equal pay.

Over 20,000 march in Glasgow for independence and against Tories

06 June 2017
The fight in Scotland for a new referendum is linked to the battle against austerity

Labour's opposition to an independence vote limits its revival in Scotland

30 May 2017
Around 1,000 people joined a Labour Party rally in the centre of Glasgow last Sunday. Such a thing would have seemed preposterous before he was leader.

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.

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers

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

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”.

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.

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

24 May 2017
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

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.

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.

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