“It is difficult to decide which camp in the Scottish independence debate makes the stronger case for voting the opposite way,” were the sensible opening words in the 21 February editorial in the Morning Star.
Unite convenor Mark Lyon was sacked by Ineos at Grangemouth last week.
Lecturers at Edinburgh's largest college plan indefinite strike action to stop attacks on their conditions at work.
Shortly after Harry McShane’s death in 1988 the Marxist historian Ray Challinor wrote:
““Your readers will remember the famous picture of Lenin addressing an open-air meeting in Moscow. On the steps of the rostrum stood Trotsky. But subsequently, when the picture was republished, Trotsky’s figure had been removed.”
“In my opinion, a similar re-writing of history has occurred to Harry McShane. In almost all the obituaries of him, no mention whatsoever was made of the person who, for a quarter of a century, dominated his political life. Joseph Stalin has been completely blotted out.”
Back in July of this year, a senior aide to SNP First Minister Alex Salmond briefed the media that Salmond “would not object to the term ‘independence-lite’ as a description of what was on offer at next year’s referendum.”
A decade ago the Scottish Sunday Herald had a circulation of over 60,000.
• “Boycott the Tories' review”, Dale Street, Solidarity 304, 20 November
We continue our discussion of the lessons of the Grangemouth defeat.
Another Sunday, another issue of the Sunday Times, another attack on Unite (on pages 1, 4, 16, 17, and 33).
The Unite union’s defeat by Ineos at the Grangemouth oil refinery and petrochemicals plant in Scotland merits serious analysis and discussion by socialist organisations.