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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

The choice: Labour hope or Tory Brexit racism

With just three days to go and the contest tightening, the election remains too close to call, writes Alan Davies. Everything remains to be played for.

9th December 2019 // 0 Comments

Post- Truth election?

But all of these lies and distortions pale into insignificance in the shade of the One Big Lie that the Tories and their cronies are relying on – the lie about supposed “Labour antisemitism”. This lie, which is intended to intimidate and dishearten Labour supporters and canvassers as well as to mislead voters, has been trotted out almost daily during the campaign.

6th December 2019 // 1 Comment

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

Sardines against Salvini

The mobilisation of the Sardines movement is something that could contribute to a solution. The radical left needs to join in and build the movement.

5th December 2019 // 0 Comments

Rebellion and Reaction – Worldwide anti-austerity upsurge met with brutal repression

American and British liberals tend to present phenomena like Donald Trump as distasteful ‘populist’ aberrations, based on the unfortunate and excluded ultra-poor. This is wrong on every count. In most places the ultra-right mass movements have their core in the comfortable (and generally older) middle classes, however much working class support they eventually garner. What is happening goes way beyond ‘populism’.

3rd December 2019 // 2 Comments

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