WW archiveIssue 840
04 November 2010
SSP chickens come home to roost
Where did it all go wrong? asks Sarah McDonald
The much postponed perjury trial of former Scottish Socialist Party convenor Tommy Sheridan and his wife, Gail, which began on October 4, continues to make the headlines in Scotland. As readers will be all too painfully aware, the Sheridans are accused of lying in court during the former MSP’s successful 2006 defamation case against News International’s News of the World over allegations in that paper over his sex life.
In between; No to unity; Murderers; Irish initiative; Grandiose?
Don't wait to hear whether the news is good, urges Robbie Rix
Once again, science and capitalism's irrationality collide. Eddie Ford examines the latest study
Ben Lewis reports on the Stop the War Coalition's annual conference, where underhand methods were once again deployed to reject the affiliation of Hands Off the People of Iran
Mike Macnair continues his historical summary of British Trotskyism's attitude to Labour Party work
Jim Moody summarises the highlights of the London Film Festival
Nick Rogers examines the tragic results of the SSP split
James Tansey takes issue with Jack Conrad
Lutfur Rahman has garnered support from some sections of the left, writes James Turley