EL&SD coverage of republicanism

The Republican Communist Network and the Republican Communist Forum have been at the centre of the campaign to build support for republicanism in Scotland. his has involved upholding republicanism as the  sovereignty of the people against the UK’s  sovereignty of the Crown-in-Westminster. We have  criticised those who limit republicanism to anti-monarchism, which can provide cover…

70 years of failure

The following article on the political social and economic impact of the monarchy over the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s’s reign was written by Phil Vellender and Steve Freeman and the Republican Socialist Alliance and was first posted by Chartist. 70 YEARS OF FAILURE The Queen’s death has been marked by an outpouring of public…

The British royal family and its contribution to humanity

The following article written by Gearóid Ó Loingsigh cuts through the British media propaganda onslaught about Elizabrit. It was first posted by Socialist Democracy (Ireland) The British monarch Elizabeth Windsor, formerly Saxe Coburg Gotha, has died at the grand old age of 96, thanks in no part to the subsidised lifestyle and medical care she…

Rent freeze: A victory for tenants’ rights

The following article by Rosie Hampton celebrates he winter rent freeze and eviction ban in Scotland. It was first posted by bella caledonia  This week, the Scottish government announced a rent freeze across the private and socially rented sectors, accompanied by an eviction ban, until March 2023. Whilst there is much in the coming legislation…

Imposed insanity – royalty, propaganda and the coming catastrophe

The title of the following article, attributed to DC & DE, first posted by Media Lens, says it all. If every single high-profile journalist, politician and priest is currently expressing heartfelt devotion to Britain’s deceased, 96-year-old monarch, it is not because she ‘served’ her country diligently in doing her ‘duty’ for 70 years. The powerful…

Unions and ‘left’ politicians backing a national unity project is a bad idea, actually

The following article, written by Joe Glenton, on the collapse of the Labour Left and trade union leaders in the face of the state-orchestrated royalist offensive was first posted by The Canary. UNIONS AND ‘LEFT’ POLITICIANS BACKING A NATIONAL UNITY PROJECT IS A BAD IDEA, ACTUALLY Not long ago Britain’s large trade unions seemed to…

Game of Thrones

The following article about the British establishment’s attempt to use the royal funeral and proclamation of Charles as king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to prop up the Union was written by Mike Small and first posted by bella caledonia.   GAME OF THRONES The desperation to over-project onto today’s events in Edinburgh are…

The reign of Elizabrit – 70 years of imperialist and unionist violence

THE  REIGN OF ELZABRIT –  70 YEARS OF IMPERIALIST AND UNIONIST VIOLENCE One stark feature of the reign of queen Elizabeth, commander in chief of the British Armed Forces, 1952-2022, has been continuous UK involvement in military interventions and wars.  This has led to many tens of thousands of deaths amongst those fighting for their…

How private investors mortgaged UK’s utilities – and why we’re paying the price

 As British beaches are closed and workers’ wages plummet, the overseas owners of UK firms are banking billions.The following article, written by Adam Ramsay,  was first posted by opendemocracy. It examines the role of private corporations in creating the current crisis.  HOW PRIVATE INVESTORS MORTGAGED UK’S UTILITIES – AND WHY WE’RE PAYING THE PRICE There’s…

The promised land

The following article written by Mike Small and first appeared in bella caledonia. It examines the current political situation in the UK in the ‘light’ of the  the Tory leadership contest. THE PROMISED LAND The Conservative Party’s long overdue collision with reality is getting ever nearer. As Liz Truss ascends to the throne the country…