ALL THE political commentators are busy speculating in Scotland on just
how the massive anti-war mood, reflected in the 80,000-strong
demonstration in Glasgow on 15 February, will translate into votes at
the Scottish parliament election on 1 May 2003.
In January the Scottish Executive attempted to put an amendment - the
abolition of Section 19 - through parliament which would have made it
easier to to close fire stations in Scotland. It would have given the
powers to close firestations to local Fire Chiefs and Fire Authorities,
rather than the Scottish Parlaiment as...
The second elections to the Scottish Parliament take place on May 1st
2003. May Day is the traditional day of celebration and commemoration
for the international workers and socialist movement. But the first four
years of life of the Scottish Parliament have been more of a homage to
neo-liberal capitalism with...
"It was the only genuinely anti-war amendment. Both the SNP and the
Liberal-Democrat amendments would have given the sanction to the UN
Security Council to go to war. The Security Council is dominated by the
five big powers and is itself dominated by the interests of the biggest
power- the US. I think that they...