SNP – Scottish National Party

Starmer’s dirty tricks sabotage parliament ceasefire call

Labour avoided a major rebellion by trampling on democracy -- a habit Keir Starmer is becoming fond of

Workers Power  ·  23 February 2024

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

Why not vote SNP?

By Peter Main All indicators point to a massive swing from Labour to the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) in the coming election. It is possible that the SNP could go from its present 6 seats to more than 40 and so hold the balance of power in a hung parliament. Because of widespread support for […]

Workers Power  ·  06 May 2015

Does the SNP offer a way forward for the left in Scotland?

3 February 2015 The Scottish National Party claims it is a social democratic party and it is widely seen as an anti-austerity party to the left of Labour. What should socialists make of this, asks Andy Yorke Since the 45 per cent “yes” vote in the independence referendum, the SNP’s membership has nearly quadrupled to […]

Workers Power  ·  03 February 2015

Why we should reject the false promise of Scottish independence

The Scottish people face a historic decision on 18 September 2014, when they vote on the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Andy Yorke considers what advice socialists should give   Although polls continue to show a majority against complete independence, but in favour of increased powers for the Scottish parliament (“Devo-Max”), the latest […]

Workers Power  ·  22 March 2014

Cameron referendum conditions anger Scotland

David Cameron has stirred up a hornets nest of indignation in Scotland by announcing that he intends to force the Scottish people to answer his question in the referendum on independence and to hold it when he decides – i.e. soon. The criterion set out for the vote by Cameron would likely refuse to include […]

Workers Power  ·  11 January 2012

Will the SNP break up Britain?

The SNP have posed left to win an election victory, taking them one step closer to their proposed referendum, asks Joy Macready

Workers Power  ·  30 May 2011

Victory of Scottish nationalists exposes Labour’s failures

The Scottish National Party (SNP) wiped the floor in last weeks Scottish Parliament elections, gaining 23 seats at the expense of Labour, Lib Dems, and the Tories, writes John Bowman

Workers Power  ·  09 May 2011

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