National Question in Scotland

Dr Alan MacKinnon (former Chair of Scottish CND) & Johnnie Hunter (Scottish Organiser of the Young Communist League) explore whats on offer in the Independence Referendum in 2014 set out by the SNP government.

The meeting lauched a CPB pamphlet of the same name, which can be bought for £1 at Unity Books.
There are those on the Left who think that separation is a magic shortcut to socialism, and who see the splitting up of the British working class along nationalist lines as an asset to strive for rather than a massive setback in the fight against a huge cuts agenda.
What does Independence in the capitalist club, the European Union, actually mean?
Perhaps there are even those who think that the Scots are somehow more progressive than the rest of Britain?

A Marxist and class analysis is needed and is largely lacking in the general discourse even on the Left. As communists, we bring that analysis to the table and insist that we look at reality, rather than any flowery sentiment or wishful thinking. That is what we need to make the correct decision as a nation moving forward.


 

Scotland Needs Socialism: Scottish Independence: A Communist Perspective filmed Thursday the 14th of November 2013 at 7pm in Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow.

The meeting is entitled "Scotland Needs Socialism" and will focus on the need for a revolutionary transformation of society in the context of the world today and Scotland in particular. The speaker is Chair of the CP Scotland District and Communist Candidate in the 2011 general elections in the Glasgow North-West seat, Marc Livingstone.



The Communist Party Glasgow West branch held a successful public meeting in June 2014 to explore further the issues surrounding the Scottish Independence Referendum in September 18 2014. We were fortunate to have along Ray Mennie, Dundee Communist and member of the Scottish Committee of the Communist Party, who featured recently on an episode of Question Time and became somewhat of an Internet sensation!



A Professorial Lecture on "Does Ownership Matter in Scottish Economy?" By Prof John Foster (University of West of Scotland). Recorded at Glasgow Caledonian University, Department of Economic Studies & International Business in February 2011