Scotland

Glasgow Anti-Racists defiant against Far-Right attacks

The demonstration was a great success in reasserting solidarity with Black Lives Matter and challenging the far-right backlash for control of Britain’s streets and squares. A strong, energetic and pluralistic anti-racist movement needs to be built in the days and weeks ahead.

22nd June 2020 // 2 Comments

The Lexit road to English patriotism

The imperial legacy has been the great weakness of the English working class, and as the Morning Star demonstrates with its alarming enthusiasm for English patriotism, also for its labour movement.

10th January 2020 // 0 Comments

General election 2019: Exeunt Scottish Socialist Party, stage left

The SSP is supporting Britain’s immediate exit from the EU, opposes a second referendum, and calls for a vote for candidates who support an “Independent Socialist Scotland”. it has taken a significant step backward, writes Mike Picken.

9th December 2019 // 0 Comments

General Election: Scotland at Crossroads

There is a totally different election campaign for the 12 December UK General Election being fought in Scotland to that in the rest of Britain, writes Mike Picken.

5th December 2019 // 2 Comments

Labour off to remarkable start

Alan Davies argues that the left should get behind Corbyn’s campaign to elect a radical Red-Green Labour government.

5th November 2019 // 3 Comments

Speak out on Catalonia

On 14 October nine prominent Catalan political figures were sentenced to over 100 years in jail for organising a referendum on self determination on 1 October 2017. They are guilty of nothing more than organising a vote that was violently suppressed by the Spanish State.

16th October 2019 // 0 Comments

Scottish independence grows nearer

The constitutional crisis that has erupted over the coup proroguing parliament and ignoring legislation preventing No Deal Brexit is not just about ‘parliament versus the executive’. It’s also a crisis of legitimacy for the entire state of the United Kingdom, writes Mike Picken.

13th September 2019 // 0 Comments

Scotland in solidarity with Catalonia

The question of Catalonia has had ridiculously little coverage in the British media recently, though Scotland has been to some extent an exception. This is partly because [...]

10th April 2018 // 1 Comment

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