Scotland after the elections

Scotland after the elections

May’s General Election saw a surge in nationalism on both sides of the border. In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) overturned the longstanding dominance of the Labour Party to win 56 of the 59 Scottish seats, while the Conservative [...]

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Reflections on the election campaign

Reflections on the election campaign

A week into the general elections with the none event head-to-head between Cameron and Miliband and the seven-way tag debate over, the whole thing was in full swing.  Everybody agrees that the minor parties benefitted. My sister says she thought their [...]

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What electoral strategy for Left Unity?

What electoral strategy for Left Unity?

The March 2014 Left Unity (LU) Conference agreed that the party should open discussions with other left groups, coalitions and parties to avoid electoral clashes and move towards electoral pacts – with the initial aim of creating the largest ever [...]

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Working Class? . . . What Working Class?

Working Class? . . . What Working Class?

The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society. Conservation of the old modes of production in unaltered form, was, on the contrary, the [...]

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