Scots Socialist Pairty

Scots Socialist Pairty
"SSP Logo"
Leader Colin Fox CSP
Foondit 1998
Heidquarters Suite 308/310, Central Chambers,
93 Hope Street
Glesga, G2 6LD
Poleetical Ideology Scots unthirldom, socialism
Poleetical Poseetion Radical left
Internaitional Affiliation nane
European Affiliation European Anti-Capitalist Left
European Pairliament Group nane
Colours reid, yellae
See also politics o the UK

poleetical pairties

The Scots Socialist Pairty (SSP) (Scottish Socialist Party in Inglis) is a faur-left poleetical pairty in Scotland. It staunds for socialist economics an Scots unthirldom. It haed sax CSPs electit tae the Scots Pairlament in 2003 but didna get onybody electit in the 2007 election.


The SSP wis estaiblisht in 1998. It growed fae the foregaun Scottish Socialist Alliance, a union o the umwhile Scots Meelitant Labour an ither groups o the faur-left, sic as the Communist Pairty o Scotland an the Scots Republican Socialist Pairty. In 1999, it haes juist the ae CSP in the Scots Pairliament. In 2003 it haed sax CSPs waled, but in 2007 it didna get onybody waled intae Halyruid.

Poleetical WarkEedit

The pairty haes duin wark in mony campaigns throu the Scots Pairlament, sic as tae git rid o rowps for them that canna pey thair dets; proponin tae git rid o chairges for lines frae the doctor an ettlin tae gie aw schuilweans guid fare for thair denner athoot haein tae pey for it.

The SSP haes duin muckle wark ootby the pairlament an aw. Wirkin wi ithers, its campaignt agin the wappens at Faslane; its campaignt agin PFI pactions for schuils an infirmaries, an gien a haund tae the warkers that keeps wee weans, warkers that pits oot fires, an warkers for the cooncil whan they ettle tae fend for thair pey an condeetions

The pairty wrate the Declaration o Calton Hill and haes been threapin agin the War in Iraq


A wheen o thir groups haes hauden thair identities athin the pairty, comin thegither as pletforms; sae the Socialist Warkers Pairtie haes become the Socialist Warkers pletform, an the Scots Republican Socialist Pairty, the Scots Republican Socialist Muvement. Ither pletforms athin the SSP includes the Republican Communist Netwark, the Warkers' Unitie pletform. It uisst tae hae anither pletform cried the International Socialist Movement that wis pairt o the Comatee for a Warkers Internaitional but that's no thegither ony mair. Some o the members bade wi the Comatee for a Warkers Internaitional while ithers frae the Internaitional Socialists haes gane thegither wi ither members o the SSP that wisna in ony pletform for tae mak the new Unitit Left group.

The Socialist Warkers Pairty an the Comatee for a Warkers Internaitional haes nou left the SSP thegether wi Tommy Sheridan tae set up anither pairty.


Colin Fox CSP is the pairty's convener an wis waled for the Lothians in 2003, the ither CSPs for 2003-2007 wis Carolyn Leckie, Rosie Kane an Frances Curran Twa ithers uisst tae be CSPs for the SSP, but left the SSP for tae set up thair ain pairty.

The SSP haes ae cooncillor - Jim Bollan

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