Saturday, 23 March 2013

Campsie Socialists at Westerton Yes Public Meeting

Two SSP Campsie members spoke at Yes Westerton today. Dr Sonya Scott spoke on the disasterous Westminster/Tory/Liberal Democrat led welfare cuts and Bill Newman, a retired banker, spoke on the future economy and also his want, as a "sassanach" for a fair-socialist-independent Scotland. Other speakers were the Economist Gordon Macintyre-Kemp and local SNP organiser Ian Macdonald.

Contributions and questions from the floor were lively and those at the top table were properly grilled.

The people of Westerton were concerned with the future of the economy and how fair an independent Scotland will be for their children and grandchildren.

People from across the political spectrum and indeed, age-groups were represented. We had an international audience with Spanish, Australian and other nationalities represented in the meeting. And trades unionists from across the world of labour came along with genuine questions about pensions, wages and working conditions in a future Scotland.

Contributions from the floor and the speakers managed to debunk and smash the national media's biased No campaign claims of Scotland as "too wee and too stupid," - the audience left with no illusions of how resource rich Scotland really is.

Neil Scott, SSP Campsie branch organiser posted this during the meeting-

"One thing all of us here have in common is we want a better world for ourselves, our families and our children.

The campaign is choc full of ideas and there are three main political parties involved as well as non and cross party organisations.

The parties involved are the SSP of which I am a member, the SNP and the Greens.

The vision we have for the route to a better Scotland doesnt really differ that much- but check our websites or speak to us about what our visions are. We all want a fair Scotland- the SSP believe that socialism is the step towards fairness.  All of us agree that a Yes next year will create the ground on which the seeds of equality will be sown..."

The rest of this article is on his blog, HERE

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