Shoosh 4 Indy Redux

I wrote this piece in February 2015, before the general election and it is focused on that upcoming contest. However, I think the themes are relevant now. So here’s an edited version, just removing some of my crap, nothing substantive. ————————————— February 2015 I am such a let down Apparently I am not seeing sense and I’m weakening our best chance for independence by engaging in petty political grievances. Furthermore I have been letting the “Red Tories” live instead of helping to end them in Scotland. I am being hopelessly naïve. I clearly don’t understand what’s at stake. I am being sectarian. …

Colin Fox: closing speech to the RISE Conference

Comrades, RISE is the most important left unity project Scotland has seen in a generation. Last weekend we reached another milestone in RISE’s development when we conducted simultaneous interventions into the Climate Change march in Edinburgh & the STUC Anti-Racism celebrations in Glasgow. Whilst the weather was foul the fact RISE was actively involved in both mass movements augurs well for the future and will not have been lost on our ‘dreich’ political opponents. This is the shape of things to come for Scotland’s Left Alliance. The progress we have made should be a source of encouragement to us all. The …