Solidarity Statement on SNP Walkout

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 issue of the Westminster […]

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Statement on EU Withdrawal Bill

Press Release 13th June 2018 “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 […]

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USE THE MANDATE ( TOMMY SHERIDAN )

  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 […]

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