PRESS RELEASE Solidarity Demands Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia are Halted Immediately

Friday 8th March 2019 Solidarity Demands Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia are Halted Immediately Solidarity Brands Saudi Arabia a Bloody War Criminal, in relation to their role in the Yemen war, and indiscriminate murder of over 60,000 men, women and children, using UK supplied weapons. Since the outbreak of civil war in Yemen in March 2015, Saudi Arabia has launched wave after wave of air-strikes and rocket attacks in an attempt to crush the Houthi rebel uprising against the unpopular Yemeni Government. Using a vast arsenal of sophisticated weapons purchased from Western countries, but particularly the US and UK, the […]

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Solidarity Statement on Donald Trump UK Visit

Solidarity: Scotland’s Socialist Movement calls on the UK Government, even at this late hour, to abandon the invitation to Donald Trump. There can be no justification for a visit from this deluded individual. He neither represents decency or diplomacy, which is shown by his deep disregard of humanity.   To extend this visit is to endorse the inhumane treatment of children in deprived areas of the world from Palestine to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is an affront to democracy.   Solidarity calls on the US Administration to show some backbone and reign this megalomaniac terrorist in. Describing Trump as a terrorist […]

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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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