What Now for an Independent Socialist Scotland?

The following is a persuasive essay I wrote for my Higher English Folio. I wrote it before Jeremy Corbyn, before the SNP landslide in May and in fact just after the referendum itself. At the time I was still discovering my socialism and where I sat on the socialist spectrum. I know quite a bit more now, mainly from internal education within the Scottish Socialist Party, and if I was to re-write it I am not sure it would be so generic when discussing socialism. All in all however, I think it is a good case for an Independent Socialist …

Meow Meow – Oink Oink

This short story details various points in time during UK Electoral History. If you cannot guess from the story itself, it addresses the change among a Labour Activist, and eventual MP, as he moves from left to right, through the interesting perspective of his cat. I wrote it during a time when I was still discovering my political view. I knew I was a socialist, I had joined the Scottish Socialist Party, but I was not entirely sure where I sat on the socialist spectrum. I was born in 1997, and like many of my school friends, I have never experienced …

Young Scottish Socialists Must Be A MEMBERS ONLY Space

Last Saturday marked the beginning of the Young Scottish Socialist (YSS) Consultation Period. We have now entered a process where young members of the Scottish Socialist Party, nationwide, can put forward their view, of what they want, from their youth wing. Over the coming weeks a number of young members from our branch will be detailing what they believe the YSS should be. So I thought I would start it off by sharing my view, on what I believe the Young Scottish Socialists should be, and equally, what it should not be. The YSS should be the official youth wing of the …