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Scotland’s Radical Independence Conference pledges to divide the working class

By Steve James, December 14, 2012

The Radical Independence Conference, held in Glasgow late November, was neither radical nor independent.

Scotland’s health inequality worst in Europe

By Jordan Shilton, November 19, 2012

A study published this month from the Scottish government has laid bare shocking levels of health inequality between rich and poor.

National Health Service facing deep cuts across Scotland

By Jordan Shilton, October 25, 2012

In line with the moves by the UK government to implement wholesale privatisation and end the universal provision of healthcare, the regional administration in Edinburgh and local authorities are imposing deep budget cuts and reducing staff numbers across Scotland.

Vion’s Broxburn plant in Scotland to close

By Steve James, October 17, 2012

Management of Vion Foods, owners of the Halls meat processing plant in Broxburn, Scotland, confirmed that they intend to close the Broxburn factory by February 2013.

Trade unions facilitate meat processing plant closures in Scotland

By Steve James, August 13, 2012

Fully one month after the news that Vion Foods intends to close its Broxburn meat processing plant, not a single protest meeting has been called and no demonstrations have been organised.

Destitute asylum seekers face eviction in Glasgow, Scotland

By Steve James, June 29, 2012

Around 80 destitute asylum seekers face eviction from a tower block asylum hostel in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mahle workers in Kilmarnock, Scotland, vote to strike

By Steve James, March 24, 2012

Workers in the Mahle Group’s engineering plant in Kilmarnock, Scotland, are set to strike against company plans to shed up to 270 jobs following an 85 percent vote in favour of action.

Elections in Scotland, Ireland and Wales conceal extent of austerity cuts

By Stephen Alexander, May 5, 2011

The May 5 elections to the devolved Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies are a political fraud.

Scotland’s budget cuts to slash 125,000 jobs

By Stephen Alexander, January 18, 2011

The £1.3 billion in public spending cuts planned by Scotland’s devolved administration for 2011-2012 will cause lasting social devastation, as vital services and welfare provision are dismantled.

Report on collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland to be published

By Jean Shaoul, December 24, 2010

The chair of the Financial Services Authority has announced the publication of a report on the events that led to the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Scotland and Wales reveal unprecedented budget cuts

By Stephen Alexander, December 3, 2010

The devolved administrations of Scotland and Wales have announced draft budgets detailing plans to implement their share of the £83 billion in spending cuts outlined by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

Scotland concedes legal access to those arrested, but curtails appeals

By Steve James, November 6, 2010

Scotland has been forced to agree that police suspects must be allowed the elementary right of access to a solicitor before questioning, after opposing this demand for more than two decades.