PRESS RELEASE: Solidarity Joins Overwhelming and Widespread Outrage Over PM Suspending Parliament!

For Immediate Release Wednesday 28th August 2019 The actions of the UK Prime Minister today to suspend the Westminster Parliament should disturb everyone who values democracy. It is obvious to most political commentators, even those in the Westminster propaganda machine, that this manoeuvre is designed to cut off any opposition to a No-Deal Brexit. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has described it as “the death of democracy”. Solidarity is of the same opinion, at least where the governance of the United Kingdom is concerned. Solidarity calls on the SNP to initiate IndyRef2 as soon as possible, to give the […]

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How I Became a Socialist – Ryan Park (16)

“Democracy is the road to socialism” – Karl Marx I remember when I was younger, about 9-years-old. I was at my gran’s house and when I was in the kitchen talking to her, I noticed a black and white picture of a bearded man with a beret. Not knowing the name of this man, despite seeing his face countless times at my gran’s house, I asked my gran who he was, and she replied with a name I had never heard before – Ché Guevara. Intrigued, I asked what he did? My gran told me that he was a freedom […]

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No If, No Buts – Scottish IndyRef2 Vote Has To Be Held On October 31st

By Tommy Sheridan The time for shadow boxing is over. Incessant dithering and empty talk has gone on too long. We live in extraordinary times and in extraordinary times often extraordinary measures are needed. In 12 weeks’ time Scotland will be dragged out of a European Union they voted overwhelmingly to remain in by a government and Prime Minister Scotland voted to overwhelmingly reject. The democratic triple lock mandate the Scottish Government possesses for IndyRef2 must be organised to coincide with the 31st October Brexit date. Scotland hasn’t voted Tory for 64 years and ‘Back Door Boris’ Johnson was appointed […]

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Mr ‘Less than One Percent’ Johnson will be last PM of the UK

By Tommy Sheridan Boris Johnson is Prime Minister of the UK in name only. He possesses not a morsel, a crumb or a grain of democratic legitimacy or political credibility. Of the numerous empty soundbites and meaningless waffle he has uttered over the past forty eight hours surely his “we are going to restore trust in our democracy” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-leader-pm/highlights-uks-johnson-promises-brexit-on-oct-31-no-ifs-or-buts-idUSKCN1UJ20W drivel takes the biscuit. Democracy? Away and look up a definition Mr ‘Less Than One Percent’. The word ‘democracy’ has its origins in the Greek language. It combines two shorter words: ‘demos‘ meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and […]

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Don’t Be a Hypocrite All Your Life Boris – Call an Immediate General Election

I’m surely not the only one shouting at the telly every time some mealy mouthed presenter informs me that 160,000 oddities are soon to select the UK’s next Prime Minister simply because they are members of a party that could only muster less than 10% of the votes at the UK wide Euro election last month? With 46 million registered voters across the UK it is simply outrageous that less than 1% of the electorate gets to choose a Prime Minister. In fact it is not only outrageous it is unprecedented. Never before has a government without a working majority […]

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