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Denise Morton, Central Ayrshire, Scottish Socialist Party

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what do you think is the most important issue in this election?

Economic, social and environmental justice.  

why did you make the decision to stand in this constituency and for this party (as an independent)?

My branch nominated me.

what kind of vote are you expecting on May 5th?


Very hard to tell as it is a new constituency. Hope to make the deposit though.

aside from the vote what are you hoping to get out of this campaign?


Raise the party profile, new members, opportunity to promote party policies and experience for myself.

in your view what is the greatest threat to our civil liberties at the moment?

The culture of fear stirred up by the Blair/Bush coalition resulting in repressive laws.

Blair has taken us to war three times since coming to power (not including the occasional ad hoc bombing raid) in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Can war ever be justified?

I can't think of a war that couldn't have been avoided but while we have the globalisation of capitalism I think we can expect more. It suits arms manufacturers to have warring nations as well as helping to shore up a declining manufacturing base.

There is very little left to privatise in this country, if you had your way what would be brought into public hands?


Everything that the Tories and Labour have privatised.

Some environmental campaigners have started talking about nuclear power as a way to bring down CO2 emissions - what do you think of this?

Can't agree. They still have no way to make the waste safe. Investment in alternative technology is the best way forward accompanied with energy conservation. Environmental impact assessments should be conducted when any planning permission is sought.


Asylum and immigration will be central issues in this election. What action on this issue would you like to see the next government push through?

We need to ensure that asylum seekers and immigrants are welcomed and that their human rights are honoured. That includes the right to work, a home, health care and an education for their children.  

What question do you wish was on this list but doesn't appear?

Are devolution/independence issues important?





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