Open Letter: Scottish Labour for Radical Democracy
We demand radical self-determination for Scotland. The Scottish people have, in successive elections to both Holyrood and Westminster, elected majorities in favour of a new referendum on independence. Setting aside the arguments for and against independence, we must not allow a hardline Tory government - which has no mandate here - to override Scotland’s democratic will.

Should all attempts to secure a second referendum by legal and constitutional means be obstructed by the UK government, we support an escalating strategy of non-cooperation and civil disobedience against that government, pursued at all possible levels: from the Scottish Government legislating on, or refusing to cooperate with, matters ‘reserved’ to Westminster, to grassroots non-violent direct action within and outwith Scotland.

We support a deep and radical vision of self-determination, encompassing political, economic and cultural life. In particular, we believe that in spite of defeat, the policies put forward in Labour’s 2019 general election manifesto still offer a valuable starting-point for tackling the climate emergency and redistributing economic power to the working class, who produce Scotland’s wealth and have the right to control it. Successive Scottish Governments have failed to use the full range of devolved powers to transform Scotland in this direction, despite their repeated insistence on Scotland’s progressive consensus.

We also believe, however, that the limits of devolved power must not be treated as the closed horizons of Scotland’s future, and we demand that the Scottish political establishment begins to think and act ‘as if’ it has the requisite independence to radically address the overlapping crises facing working-class communities in Scotland, from the climate emergency and austerity to drug deaths, housing and the hostile environment.

We refuse to abandon the people of Wales, Northern Ireland and England to Tory rule, even if Scotland chooses to pursue its own road to socialism. We believe that real self-determination can only be achieved through cooperation between movements and across borders. We call on the left across the UK to back our demand for a second referendum on independence and to fight with us to secure a radical democracy for all the peoples of these islands.

Signatories:

Martin Le Brech, Aberdeen Central CLP / IWGB
Didier Alexandre, Aberdeen Central CLP
Mark Mawer, Aberdeen Central CLP
Magnus Høgenni, Aberdeen Central CLP, Social Media Officer
John Singer, Aberdeen Central CLP / USDAW
Anttoni James Numminen, Aberdeen Central CLP
Scott Abel, Aberdeen South CLP
Reuben Duffy, Airdrie & Shotts CLP / GMB
Emma Milligan, Airdrie & Shotts CLP
Brendan Moohan, Almond Valley CLP / Unite
Graeme Hyslop OBE, Ayr CLP / EIS
Jack Storrie, Ayr CLP
Ryan John MacKenzie, Caithness & Sutherland CLP
Annette Thomson, Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley CLP
George Thomson, Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley CLP
Gregor Dron, Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley CLP
Huw Sherrard, Clackmannanshire CLP, Social Media & Press Officer
Avar Wilson, Clackmannanshire CLP / IWW
Corey Eastwood, Clackmannanshire CLP
Matthew Gallagher, Clydebank & Milngavie CLP / EIS
Edward J Leonard, Clydebank & Mingavie
Ryan Bazga, Coatbridge & Chryston CLP, Social Media Officer / Unite
William McCabe, Coatbridge & Chryston CLP / Unite
Sam Smith, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth CLP
Liam McLurg, Dumfries & Galloway CLP
T McCormick, Dumfries & Galloway CLP
Stella Rooney, Dundee CLP, Youth Officer / Unite, Chair of Young Members in Unite Scotland
Owen Wright, Dundee CLP / Unite
Drew Livingstone, Dundee CLP / Unison
Chester Cornford, Dundee CLP / Unison
James Thomson, East Kilbride CLP / PCS
Daniel Gorman, East Kilbride CLP
Emily Talbot, East Lothian CLP / Unison
Ian Smith, East Renfrewshire CLP
Gordon Craig, East Renfrewshire CLP / Unite
Alistair Craig, Eastwood CLP
Stephen Sheach, Eastwood CLP / Unite
Adrian Egglestone, Eastwood CLP
Sean Smith, Eastwood CLP / EIS/NASUWT/SSTA/Unite
Calum Barnes, Edinburgh Central CLP / Unite
Ian R Close, Edinburgh Central CLP
Paul Cumming, Edinburgh Central CLP / PCS
Nick Ward, Edinburgh Central CLP / Unison
Cameron Runwick, Edinburgh Central CLP
James Cameron, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Matthew Beven, Edinburgh Eastern CLP / Unison
Tommy Martin, Edinburgh Eastern CLP / Unite
Ally McIntyre, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Jessica Fenn, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Robert Dransfield, Edinburgh Eastern CLP / Unite Community
Adam Knight, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Evan Keir, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Harry Josephine Giles, Edinburgh Eastern CLP / UCU/IWW
Steven Edmondson, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Sam Beckwith-Wyman, Edinburgh Eastern CLP
Greig Kelbie, Edinburgh Eastern CLP / Unite
Claire Thomson, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unite
Patricia Johnston, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP, Youth Officer / Unite Community
Paul Tait, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / UCU
Oliver Goulden, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Mike Cowley, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Shaun Cassidy, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Morgan Tooth, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unite
Lorcan Mullen, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unison
James McPherson, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unite
Nick Gardner, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unison
Maria Gibbs, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Neil Gibbs, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unison
Andy Danet, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / PCS
Iain Brown, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Callum Morrison, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Unite
Emily Martin, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Bill Redmond, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / Association of Revenue & Customs
Stephen Rudden, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP / UCU
Jamie Allinson, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Jacob David Pearson, Edinburgh North & Leith CLP
Finn Oldfield, Edinburgh Southern CLP
Rory Scothorne, Edinburgh Southern CLP / UCU
Magnus Gwynne, Edinburgh Southern CLP
Olly Marsters, Edinburgh Southern CLP
Corey Gibson, Edinburgh Southern CLP / UCU
David Pickering, Edinburgh Western CLP
Corrin Strain, Glasgow Anniesland CLP / Unison
Declan Prosser, Glasgow Anniesland CLP
Alana McKenna, Glasgow Anniesland CLP
Alex Bell, Glasgow Anniesland CLP
Andrew Watson, Glasgow Anniesland CLP
Aidan Laverie, Glasgow Anniesland CLP
Michael John O'Neill, Glasgow Cathcart / BECTU
Daniel B. Yates, Glasgow Cathcart CLP
David Lees, Glasgow Cathcart CLP
J Wood, Glasgow Cathcart CLP / Unison/Unite
Ryan Morrison, Glasgow Cathcart CLP / Unite
Chris Bogle, Glasgow Cathcart CLP
John Beattie, Glasgow Pollok CLP
Scott Lumsden, Glasgow Provan CLP / Unite
Oliver Robertson, Glasgow Provan CLP / Unite
Alice Bowman, Glasgow Provan CLP / GMB/Unite
Kyle Scott, Glasgow Provan CLP / Unite
Ryan Byrne, Glasgow Provan CLP / Unite
Jason Black, Glasgow Provan CLP / GMB
Stephen Campbell, Glasgow Provan CLP / Unite
Mark Stewart, Glasgow Provan CLP / Nautilus
Denva Reeves, Glasgow Shettleston CLP
Matt McDonald, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unison, IWW
Laura Dover, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unison
Ewan Gibbs, Glasgow Southside CLP / UCU
Tam Wilson, Glasgow Southside CLP, LGBT Officer / GMB
Jessica Shenton, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unison
Thomas Baylis, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unison
Mark Faulkner, Glasgow Southside CLP
Bruce Milne, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unison
Liz Ely, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unite/NUJ
Hannah Ellul, Glasgow Southside CLP / UCU
Ben Ellul-Knight, Glasgow Southside CLP / UCU
James Gray, Glasgow Southside CLP
Laura Bewley, Glasgow Southside CLP
Mathew Parkin, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unison
Adam Low, Glasgow Southside CLP
David Gering-Hasthorpe, Glasgow Southside CLP / Unite
Giancarlo Bell, Glasgow Kelvin CLP, Vice Chair / Unite
Ben McKinlay, Glasgow Kelvin CLP
Ross Clark, Glasgow Kelvin CLP
Hollie Cameron, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / Unite
Ewan Kerr, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / EIS
David Clayton, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / BMA
Rob Jones, Glasgow Kelvin CLP
Madison Plumridge, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / Unite
Duncan Hotchkiss, Glasgow Kelvin CLP
Clare Patterson, Glasgow Kelvin CLP
Alasdair Stewart, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / UCU
Graham Crossan, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / Unite
Jay Sutherland, Glasgow Kelvin CLP
Morag Innes, Glasgow Kelvin CLP, Youth Officer / GMB
Eleanor Wilson, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / BMA
Rhys Harper, Glasgow Kelvin CLP / PCS
Paul Rolwich, Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse CLP
Sean Traynor, Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse CLP / Unite
Michael Hendry, Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse CLP / EIS
Jack Davidson, Inverclyde CLP / USDAW
Jack Harrington, Inverclyde CLP / Unite
Fraser Finlayson, Inverness & Nairn CLP
Mikey Reynolds, Kilmarnock & Loudon CLP / PCS
Bryan Sheach, Kirkcaldy CLP
Dougie Main, Linlithgow & East Falkirk CLP
Gwen Wall, Maryhill & Springburn CLP, Fundraising Officer / BFAWU/GMB
Tessa Buddle, Maryhill & Springburn CLP / UCU
Craig O'Kane, Maryhill & Springburn CLP / GMB
Khosrow Zanganeh, Maryhill & Springburn CLP, BAME Officer / Unite
Andrew Marshall, Maryhill & Springburn CLP
Daniel Gerarde Lambe, Motherwell & Wishaw CLP
Daniel Rintoul, Motherwell & Wishaw CLP
David Stein, Midlothian CLP
Derek Hansen, Midlothian South, Tweeddale & Lauderdale CLP (Unite)
Cameron Thompson, Na h-Eileanan an Iar CLP / Unison
Nick Elvidge, Na h-Eileanan an Iar CLP
George Corner, North Ayrshire CLP / Unite
Malcolm Petrie, North East Fife CLP / UCU
Bill Ledger, North East Fife CLP
Angus MacDonald, Orkney CLP
Louis Wright, Orkney CLP
Lauren Gilmour, Paisley CLP / EIS/Unite
Matt Crilly, Paisley CLP / Unite
Michael Williams, Paisley CLP
Yusuf Akgun, Paisley CLP
Stuart Eadington, Perth & Kinross CLP
Simran Kaur, Renfrewshire North & West CLP / Unite
Tom Flanagan, Stirling CLP / CWU
Cian Lloyd Ireland, Stirling CLP / GMB/IWW
Matthew Ferrie, Stirling CLP / IWW
Daniel Deery, Stirling CLP / IWW
Altair Seel, Stirling CLP
Euan Stainbank, Stirling CLP, Social Media Officer / Unite
Callum McCormick, Strathkelvin & Bearsden CLP / EIS/UCU
Gavin Maclean, Strathkelvin & Bearsden CLP / EIS
Ian Elrick, Strathkelvin & Bearsden CLP, Treasurer
William John McCabe, Uddingston & Bellshill CLP / Unite
Billy Stewart, Uddingston & Bellshill CLP / Unison
Kerryanne O'Rourke, Uddingston & Bellshill CLP / Unite
James Stewart, Uddingston & Bellshill CLP / PCS


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