This piece was originally published in the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser Andrew Bustard is an SLYS activist from Coatbridge Following the recent by-election in Coatbridge North and Glenboig I feel compelled to congratulate Labour on their two victories in one week, and state my support for the changes that are happening in the party. Victories… Read More Corbyn will lead Labour’s revival
By Rhea Wolfson, Scottish Labour Young Socialists Co-Chair and NEC member. Last night I had the privilege of commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street with my local Labour Party watching Dare Devil Rides to Jarama. The play follows the story of a young working class sportsman who is politically awakened through his realisation… Read More Remembering and Reliving 80 Years Ago
The Campaign for Socialism-Momentum Scotland – the left organisation in the Scottish Labour Party – are calling parts of the planned autonomy for the Scottish Labour Party “an exercise in patronage not democracy” and saying that for this to mean real autonomy it has to be made more democratic. At Tuesday’s Labour Party NEC it… Read More Campaign for Socialism – Momentum Scotland statement on Scottish Labour autonomy plans
Paul Inglis is a young socialist activist in the Labour Party The contention is put forward by left-wing supporters of Scottish independence that an independent Scotland presents the best chance for anti-austerity politics to succeed in Scotland– That remaining in the United Kingdom will only serve to chain us to a Tory austerity project handed… Read More Political Perspectives – Can a radical vision succeed in a referendum?
Alistair Craig is a Co-Chair of Scottish Labour Young Socialists, he writes here in a personal capacity. Constitutions are a boring business. However as a self-identified bore, I have agreed to spend next Saturday travelling halfway across the country to vote on Labour Students’ proposed constitution. Sadly that involved reading it and therefore without further… Read More Political Perspectives – Labour Students’ New Constitution
Last night’s Scottish Parliament election was a difficult night for socialists of all parties. We now have a Parliament devoid of significant working class representation. The dividing lines of Scottish politics are no longer issues of jobs, wages, and public services; but the competing nationalisms of the SNP and the Conservatives. Elections come and go,… Read More Scottish Labour Young Socialists Statement on the Scottish Parliamentary Election 2016
Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour’s Shadow Finance Minister and the top candidate in the West of Scotland list, has today issued a statement calling for Trident renewal. Scottish Labour’s membership voted overwhelmingly against Trident renewal at last year’s annual conference. Throughout this campaign Kezia Dugdale and the Scottish Labour Party have rightly argued for unilateral disarmament… Read More Scottish Labour Young Socialists Statement regarding comments by Jackie Baillie (MSP) on Trident