Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Glasgow Meeting: Why the Scottish National Party Must Fail

Glasgow Branch of the Socialist Party


Why the SNP Must Fail

Speaker: Vic Vanni

In his talk the speaker will look at the birth of the SNP and why it’s nickname was "The Tartan Tories” and he will explain how the SNP was transformed from the mere handful it had been until the late 1950s to the major political force it is in Scotland today.

The speaker will also look at the conflict which raged in the SNP for decades between the traditionalists and the pragmatists and why the triumph of the latter paved the way for this rags-to-riches transformation.

The SNP can hardly wait for the next General Election when it expects to make the substantial gains, probably at the expense of Labour, which it hopes will be a major step towards their goal of a fully independent Scotland.

Could this happen at some point in the future and would it be in the interests of the working class in Scotland if it did?

Wednesday, August 19th

8:30pm - 4:00pm

Community Central Halls,

304 Maryhill Road.

Website: Glasgow Branch of the SPGB

Email: richard.donnelly1@ntlworld.com

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