Socialist leaders from across Europe have joined Colin Fox, national convenor of
the Scottish Socialist Party, in launching a major European campaign in support
of the party's four suspended MSP's. Supporters include George Galloway MP,
Vittoria Agneletto MEP, Joe Higgins TD and Fausto Bertinotti, leader of
Refondation Communiste d'Italie.
The four SSP MSP's were suspended and had four weeks wages and allowances
withheld after a short protest in the Scottish Parliament. The European left
leaders approached the SSP offering support and solidarity at Saturday's Make
Poverty History demonstration in Edinburgh at which the SSP had over a thousand
members taking part, the only political party that had an organised presence.
Colin Fox said today, "The actions of the unholy alliance of the SNP, Greens and
the Unionist parties has caused outrage across the European left, many of whose
leaders are attending anti-G8 events in Scotland this week. The SSP welcomes
their solidarity and support and pledges to fight the anti-democratic ban tooth
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