Tag: indyref

View over Leith and the Firth of Forth.

The problem of independence

While a range of neoliberal and reactionary politics threatens to dominate the Scottish independence movement, Marcus Docherty argues that the influence of right wing leaders is not the only problem for socialists.

No exit from the Brexit crisis

What does the Brexit crisis mean for British politics and the European Union?

EU debate: A socialist case for leaving the EU

Neil Davidson, in a piece originally published on Bella Caledonia, makes the case from a Scottish perspective about why socialists should support leaving the EU.  

Jim Murphy’s election: a view from inside the Labour Party

The pro-independence left have written off the Scottish Labour Party, writes Jim Monaghan – but polling figures for left of Labour parties are tiny, and we need unity to fight austerity and...

Jim Murphy’s election: a death sentence for Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party. That he was even a candidate for the job, writes Pete Cannell, shows how little the Labour Party understood what was happening in...

Scotland and Spain: lessons from contemporary social movements

Scotland and Spain have both seen mainstream politics in crisis in recent months. Neil Davidson and Luke Stobart discussed the significance of recent events at a meeting organised by rs21 in London on 30 November 2014.

Radical Independence Conference – hopeful, energetic, impressive

Three thousand people took part on Saturday in the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow. Christine Bird reports from an inspiring event, part of the renewal of the left in Scotland.

Scotland: the Social Movement for Independence and the Crisis of the British State

During the last week we've published a major analysis of Scottish politics after the independence referendum by historian and activist Neil Davidson in five parts. Now here it is all in one place.

Scotland – what next?

In the fifth and final part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, written in late September, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at events since the vote.

Scotland – Understanding the result

In the fourth part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at the detail of the referendum results.