The Scottish Left after the Referendum and The UK Elections

A Conversation with Cat Boyd Ottawa — 3 June 2015. The eyes of the world were on Scotland last September when it held a referendum on independence. This month, the whole political establishment in the UK has been shaken up by the election of 56 MPs from the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the Westminster Parliament … Watch video »

A Conversation with Cat Boyd

Ottawa — 3 June 2015.

The eyes of the world were on Scotland last September when it held a referendum on independence. This month, the whole political establishment in the UK has been shaken up by the election of 56 MPs from the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the Westminster Parliament (out of 59 Scottish seats).

What role have socialists, union activists, feminists and other progressives played in those events? What are the possibilities for a new voice on the Left in Scottish politics that is distinct from both the old Labour party (now in shambles) and the very popular SNP?

Moderated by Jessica Squires.

  • introduction by Benoit Renaud, member of Quebec Solidaire.
  • Cat Boyd is a prominent activist in socialist politics in Scotland (leftproject.scot).

Organized by Solidarity Against Austerity (Ottawa).