Scottish Labour party

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

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

Glasgow Labour scabs on strikers

By Chris Taylor UNISON RECENTLY announced that striking Glasgow City Council IT workers have accepted an offer from the council and returned to work. Having secured guarantees that they will continue to be council-linked employees and suffer no redundancies or relocation, the strike has been called off. This brings to an end a dispute which […]

Workers Power  ·  09 February 2017

Labour has to go back to basics in Scotland

By Sandy McBurney New Labour’s formula has delivered the greatest electoral defeat in Scottish Labour’s history. It’s time for change Scottish Labour suffered a historic defeat in the Holyrood elections, securing just 20 per cent of the vote and 24 seats. The biggest shock of the night came when they were pushed into third place […]

Workers Power  ·  25 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

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