Scottish Socialist Party

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Election update: Independence back to the fore | Post-debate analysis | Latest opinion polls

Our round-up of all the stories from the Holyrood election campaign trail, plus the picture of the day and political cartoon.

Election update: Labour relaunch campaign | Support for council tax freeze

Our round-up of all the stories from the Holyrood election campaign trail, plus the picture of the day and political cartoon.

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Peter Ross: Socialists who go it alone

ON A long, sun-baked Good Friday, a woman in her early fifties is sitting behind a trestle table in the pedestrianised shopping street in Motherwell. She has short silver hair, red boots, and a tartan rosette. Behind her, taped to the windows of a shut-down shop, banners urge passers-by to vote Solidarity. "Roll-up! Roll-up!" she says through a megaphone. "Elect a Sheridan back into the Scottish Parliament."

Election update: Cameron heads north | Connery leads SNP celebrities | Galloway admits to 'hyperbole'

Our round-up of all the stories from the Holyrood election campaign trail, plus the picture of the day and political cartoon.

General Election 2010: Mail chiefs stamp out Colin Fox's photo with posties

ROYAL Mail bosses refused to deliver Scottish Socialist candidate Colin Fox's election leaflet – because it featured a picture of him on a picket line with striking postal workers.

New socialist party led by union veteran Bob Crow to fight general election

TRADE union firebrand Bob Crow is set to lead a new left-wing party to stand against Labour in the general election, and hopes to unite the warring socialist factions in Scotland to fight under a single banner.

Sketch: Blaming poor Eck for the Budget just doesn't add up

I HOPE you all had a happy St George's Day. Do not be alarmed. I am merely echoing the sentiment of the First Minister, Eckingham Salmond, in Holyrood yesterday. "I think it appropriate to congratulate the people of England on their national day," quoth he.

Food points plan goes off

AN SNP proposal to give shoppers points if they buy Scottish produce seemed to be unravelling last night.

SNP minister 'to hold talks with Calman'

A SCOTTISH Government minister has offered to hold talks with the man heading a review of devolution.

Glenrothes by-election: Labour confident of win as polls close

THE polls have closed in the Glenrothes by-election with the declaration expected from about 0030 – barring recounts.

SSP leader in Iraq war campaign

SCOTTISH Socialist Party leader Colin Fox was campaigning in Princes Street today, urging shoppers to sign a petition marking the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war and calling Government to pull troops out.

Big two put squeeze on small concerns

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Sheridan and Kane lose re-election bids

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SSP sounding the last post?

NOT everything is going according to plan at the Scottish Socialist Party.

SSP says service tax is best option

COLIN Fox, leader of the SSP, claimed his party had the best option to replace the council tax - a Scottish service tax.

SSP in public transport vow

SCOTTISH Socialists launched their election manifesto today, with free public transport top of a list of 450 detailed policies.

SSP to stand for every seat

THE Scottish Socialist Party has announced plans to field a candidate in every council ward in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Midlothian for the first time.

Perjury police to quiz Sheridan witnesses

DETECTIVES investigating whether perjury was committed at the Tommy Sheridan defamation trial will interview two key witnesses next week.

Fox demands fees answers

SCOTTISH Socialist leader and Lothians MSP Colin Fox has accused ministers of reneging on promises to reform prescription charges.

SSP leader in tribute to radical Rabbie

SCOTTISH Socialist Party leader and Lothians MSP Colin Fox will lead a tribute to "Robert Burns the radical" at an "Alternative Burns Supper" tomorrow night.

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