Statement from Jock Penman, Co-Convener of Solidarity

Posted on June 13, 2018 Statement from Jock Penman, Co-Convener of Solidarity The excitement in the Westminster Parliament today, when Ian Blackford was ‘shown the door’ by the Speaker, is pretty much a storm in a teacup. While Blackford was trying, in vain, to use Parliamentary procedures to get a vote on the latest Brexit bill, he was summarily dismissed by the boss in the House of Commons. The Labour Party MPs sat watching the spectacle like witnesses at a road accident, refusing to step in and help either side. Afterwards their only criticism is of the SNP, while ignoring the real […]

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“Solidarity is disgusted in the way the Tories have dismissed the power of the Scottish government

“Solidarity is disgusted in the way the Tories have dismissed the power of the Scottish government in the debate on 12/06/2018. They have disregarded the devolution agreement, disregarded the entire purpose of a Scottish government and disregarded the views and opinions of the Scottish people. Even those who voted to stay in the UK support the Scottish parliament having a say. The tories have decided to remove that say. This is not a move that would be allowed to happen in a fair and equal union. This is a power grab by Westminster tories and nothing more.Solidarity will not stand […]

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Solidarity Day School Event 28th April 2018

. Day School in celebration of two giants of socialism: Karl Marx – 5th May 1818 – 200th Anniversary Karl Marx was the most influential figure in history, analysing and explaining how capitalist society developed and how it works.  A brilliant philosopher and economist, he is universally demonised by those who support the free market of capitalism; which also means the exploitation of workers by those who own and control capital. Philip Stott will explain some of Marx’s theories in a way that those attending may understand it better; so this will be an extremely important session for those who […]

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USE THE MANDATE Falkirk

On March 28th 2017 after several days of parliamentary debate, the Scottish Government voted by a majority, in favour of Indyref2.That mandate was secured on the backs of the grassroots Indy Movement during the 2014 referendum, the 2015 General Election and the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.Solidarity, many campaign groups and indeed many bloggers and commentators believe that mandate must be used and the date set for IndyRef2 to take place in September 2018 or, at the latest before April 2019.Some say we must wait till the next Scottish elections and use them as a plebiscite on Independence in the hope […]

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