Friday, June 7, 2019
The Red Paper Collective publication, Time for a Radical Scottish Parliament and MSP Neil Findlay's book Socialism and Hope survey the political scene in Scotland and suggest ways forward for the left and the Scottish people.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Tories and the media are consumed with the unfolding Brexit crisis. However, beyond that they are still the party of the wealthy, wreaking destruction in every area of our public services, in peoples' lives and in the economy.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Tories handling of Brexit has been monumentally incompetent and the powers that be are still attempting to reverse the Leave vote. But they face big challenges as they do not wish to be seen to be completely undemocratic. Hence the reason for promoting a second referendum. Yet all that hangs in the balance, with no guarantee of the outcome of such a vote.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
There are many myths about the EU, among them that it is an internationalist body of equal partners committed to human rights. In fact it is the reverse of this. It serves big capital and the economic interests of its dominant nations at the expense of smaller ones and of the peoples of Europe. Furthermore its structures are undemocratic meaning that it cannot be reformed in a progressive direction.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
The Fire Brigades Union sets out how continued undermining of health and safety and building regulations set the scene for the horrendous tragedy of the Grenfell Tower. Over 70 people lost their lives in the fire.
Friday, February 8, 2019
The term "conspiracy theory" is designed to cast doubt on those who raise concerns about the truth of what we are being told. It is often only later that the facts emerge. From the Zinoviev letter, through the Kennedy assasination to alleged weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the Novichock poisonings history shows that we have reasons to be skeptical.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
The current intractable problems of negotiating a Brexit which will satisfy the EU, both wings of the Tory Party, its allies in the Democratic Unionist Party and the divided electorate are rooted in the history of the EU and British imperialism. The impossibility of negotiating as equals with the EU was experienced by the Greek government and it comes as no surprise that it is playing hard-ball with Britain. The future of Brexit remains highly uncertain.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
As well as the current proposal agreed by Teresa May and the EU several other options have been proposed for a "soft Brexit", however the EU will only accept an agreement which does not undermine the integrity of its single-market. This means that in any soft Brexit option Britain would be required to remain bound by its rules, effectively part of the EU without any say in it.