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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 September 2011

New pamphlet - The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Socialist Party

Email info@socialistpartyscotland.org.uk to place your order or visit www.socialistpartyscotland.org.uk

This pamphlet is a response to the book Downfall - The Tommy Sheridan Story, written by Alan McCombes, which was released in June 2011.

The latter's publication came five months after the jailing of former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan for three years on charges of perjury. The author of Downfall and the leadership of the SSP played a central role in the prosecution of Tommy Sheridan.

At its height the SSP had 3,000 members and six Members of the Scottish Parliament. Today that success lies in ruins. The key political lessons of the SSP's collapse are important for a new generation of activists and those looking towards socialist ideas today.

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