Alex Salmond’s recent call for a new referendum on Scottish independence as an ‘inevitable’ demand of the Scottish people underlines some of the problems facing the Left in Scotland. It also highlights the need to address the issue of populist nationalism, writes CP Scotland secretary, Tommy Morrison.
Alex Salmond’s recent call for a new referendum on Scottish independence as an “inevitable” demand of the Scottish people underlines some of the problems facing the Scottish left, writes Scotland CP secretary Tommy Morrison.
John Hunter, Scottish organiser of the Young Communist League reviews the first trade union conference of the SNP and asks how they will face up to the challenges posed by party policy.
On Friday 15th May, the STUC announced that it would be throwing its weight behind, and effectively becoming the key organiser of, a rally in George Square on Saturday 20th June 2015 against austerity. It will complement the giant march planned for London on the same day. The CP in Scotalnd immediately called on all members and supporters to mobilise for the rally.
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The Scottish Labour Party is in turmoil as the aftershocks from the independence referendum continue.But none of this must divert the left in Scotland from the urgent tasks confronting it. Continue reading “TOMMY MORRISON: Where next for the left in Scotland?”
The outcome of the referendum on independence places a very heavy responsibility on all those committed to the cause of social justice and of the advance to socialism, writes Tommy Morrison, Scottish secretary of the CP.
Scottish electors have exercised their right of self-determination. In doing so, they have decided to remain part of Britain and have reaffirmed an understanding that unity at this level is critical to the fight for social and economic justice and against the Tory attacks that affect all the peoples of Britain.
No other newspaper has carried the depth of opinion and encouraged debate about the future of Scotland and Britain with the integrity of the Morning Star. Read here Referedum day editorial.
The promise of false independence is a trap that will weaken working-class unity, warns BILL GREENSHIELDS chair of the Communist Party, in the Morning Star.