Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Labour for Independence leader Allan Grogan joins Scotland's socialist party

Contact: Ken Ferguson 07925 613145



THE founder of ‘Labour  For Independence’ , Allan Grogan , has joined the Scottish Socialist Party.

He will be a guest speaker at the party’s annual conference in Edinburgh this Saturday (25th October).

Allan Grogan said: “As LFI predicted Scottish Labour’s decision to join the Tories, big business and the Lib Dems in the anti independence camp has backfired spectacularly and it now threatens the party’s very existence.”

“Voters who backed independence in Labour areas in September remain committed to social democratic and socialist change and values which put people before profit. 

"Those values are no longer held by Labour. They are held above all by the SSP in this country and I was really impressed by the party’s conduct and distinctive role in the ‘Yes Scotland’ campaign these past two years. 
I am a socialist and the place for socialists is in Scotland’s socialist party. That is why I have decided to join.”

Welcoming Allan to the party SSP national spokesperson Colin Fox said: “I warmly welcome Allan into the SSP and look forward to the positive contribution he will undoubtedly make to the party. 

"I have enjoyed working alongside him in the ‘Yes Scotland’ coalition for many months.

"To him and the thousands of other people who have joined Scotland’s socialist party in recent weeks I say welcome. And I can assure them all the SSP is all the stronger for their membership. 

"We continue to be at the forefront of the campaign for policies which put the interests of working class people before those of merchant bankers and fat cats pampered by both Labour and the Tories.

“These are really exciting times in Scottish politics and the need for the SSP in offering people a political alternative to all the pro business parties has never been more vital.”


Note: The SSP annual conference takes place in Augustine’s United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh on Saturday 25th October 10am-5pm. You are invited to be represented, please contact Ken Ferguson for details.

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