RISE-the new party of the Scottish left

The Scottish Left Project’s long rumoured, and long awaited new political party has been confirmed as being called called RISE (Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism) which intends to stand candidates in next year’s Holyrood elections.

Now it’s not going to take down the juggernaut that is the SNP, and the fact they’re smartly just targeting being on the list means in reality the party that should be concerned is Labour. If there’s a left wing socialist party to vote for as opposed to the centre left SNP then what’s Labour for?

But another pro-independence party launching in such a way is a massive positive step in the right direction. I wish them luck and I hope they get successful by getting a couple of list MSP’s next year.

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