The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) was founded in 1998 as a party which would represent and fight the workers of Scotland. Since our inception we have stood in support of an independent Scotland in the form of a modern, democratic, and socialist republic, where the millions come before the millionaires. The workers before the bosses.
As a student society, we are dedicated to the involvement of students in the fight for an Independent Socialist Republic of Scotland under the wing of the SSP. Unlike other parties, politics doesn’t go back in the figurative box between elections - the Scottish Socialist Party is always active in challenging the bosses of big corporations and their government cronies in the struggle for a democratic and socialist system.
The realisation of a socialist republic is reliant on an independent Scotland, though even without independence we still have a number of key policy demands that would transform the country under devolution:
A £10 an hour Living (Minimum) Wage and an end to Zero-Hour contracts
A free and publicly owned transport system
Replace the Council Tax with an income based Scottish Service Tax
Build 100,000 new council houses over the next parliament
Public ownership of the energy industry
Globally, there are billions of workers who struggle day in and day out to survive in a cutthroat capitalist system, all while a tiny elite suck up the vast riches created by the 99%. The Scottish Socialist Party refuses to accept that this is our fate as working people.
We are determined to transform society and take control of our economy. We need a society that values social need and community over private profit, and an economy that gives people power in their workplace, that gives us all a say where our money flows. It's time for the bosses to pay their fair share. The Scottish Socialist Party will continue to fight tirelessly until these aims are met, and beyond.