Why Labour should support the Scots’ right to a referendum

By KD Tait Faced with record levels of support for Scottish independence in the run-up to Holyrood elections in May, Labour leader Keir Starmer has resorted to a tried and busted remedy patented by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. In a keynote speech on 21 December, Starmer claimed he was offering “a positive alternative to […]

KD Tait  ·  20 January 2021

Review: Glasgow 1919

One hundred years ago, tanks rumbled on the streets of Glasgow, howitzers were positioned at strategic points of the city, army snipers aimed fire from the rooftop of the Post Office.

Workers Power  ·  04 May 2019

SNP squeezed: Labour stakes claim to future victories

THE RETURN of two party politics in England was mirrored to a more limited extent in Scotland, with both Labour and the Tories

Workers Power  ·  21 June 2017

Theresa May blocks Second Scottish Independence Referendum

Now is not the time,” declared British Prime Minister Theresa May on the announcement of the Scottish parliament’s vote for a second referendum, “because we’ve got to be coming together, not pulling apart…” The Scottish people would be “asked to make a crucial decision without necessary information. I don’t think that would be fair. This […]

Workers Power  ·  02 April 2017

#IndyRef2: ‘The Right to Divorce Does Not Mean All Marriages Should End In Divorce’

The British working class movement exists and has been created in over 200 years of joint struggle against British capital. The highest form of workers unity is in a socialist party struggling for socialism. However, the Scottish nationalist left rejects the idea of building a common socialist party with our comrades south of the border. […]

Workers Power  ·  01 April 2017

Scottish Labour fails to move left

By Chris Taylor In the 18 months since Jeremy Corbyn first secured a place on the leadership ballot, hundreds of thousands have joined Labour. By population, Scottish Labour should have seen a gain in the tens of thousands. In fact, fewer than 5,000 have joined the party. Unlike in the rest of Britain, there has […]

Workers Power  ·  08 January 2017

The Labour defeat that never was

By Dave Stockton The press reported David Cameron as jubilant – can he do anything else beyond jubilating? On the morning after the 5 May elections, it became clear that their results were a disappointment to a wide spectrum of politicians, journalists and assorted “think tanks”; indeed to all of those who had already written […]

Workers Power  ·  12 May 2016

What are the prospects for Scottish Labour?

By Sandy McBurney ALL commentators are agreed that the governing party, the Scottish National Party (SNP), is going to win the 2016 Scottish parliamentary elections. They are on 50 per cent plus in the opinion polls. Their membership stands at 115,000, which is the equivalent of over a million members on a British scale. This […]

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2016

Can Labour Overturn the Nationalists and Win Back Scotland?

The Scottish Nationalist Party is still riding high after its almost total wipe out of Labour in the May general election. The SNP has a lot of support among the electorate. Currently in the opinion polls they have about 50 per cent of the vote and look set to win a sweeping victory in the […]

Workers Power  ·  08 November 2015

Constitutional crisis – Cameron’s opportunity

By KD Tait 20 May 2015 From an early EU referendum to scrapping the Human Rights Act, from devolving powers to Scotland through to English votes on English laws, the new Tory government has constitutional change firmly in its sights. Their aim will be to see off the hardline Eurosceptics whilst using devolution to decentralise […]

Workers Power  ·  20 May 2015

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