Big changes are brewing beneath the surface of Scottish politics, says Roz Paterson. And the various forces that combined to get six unreservedly socialist MSPs and seven Greens into the Scottish parliament in 2003 could do much to furnish an alternative vision
With Labour in danger of losing control at Holyrood, Roz Patterson looks at the politics of the SNP, the debates over independence, the tactics of the Greens and the frustrations and hopes of the Scottish Socialist Party of which she is a member
The Scottish Socialist Party has picked itself up after the 'Tommygate' shenanigans, says Roz Paterson, and is trying out new ways of building a socialist party
The Scottish Socialist Party, one of the most successful political initiatives of the British left in decades, has been torn apart by its former convenor Tommy Sheridan's libel action over sex allegations in the News of the World. Here, Roz Paterson tells the story from the perspective of those who have remained with the SSP.
Roz Paterson celebrates the plurality and electoral success of the Scottish Socialist Party