Jim Sillars will return to the scene of his famous victory in the 1988 Govan by election when he joins Scottish Socialist Party national spokesman Colin Fox at a public meeting in Govan where they will put forward the case for an independent socialist Scotland.

The meeting, organised by the SSP, will be held on Tuesday 1st April in the Pearce Institute at 7.30 pm and is part of a series of joint appearances from Mr Sillars and Colin Fox. The meeting is open to all and is free of charge.

Colin said : “The meetings we have been doing have been packed out as, for example  a few weeks ago in Ayr Town Hall.

“Both Jim and the SSP know that the votes of the working class majority will be pivotal in wining a Yes vote in September and at all our meeting it is clear that more and more working peoplle are planning to vote Yes in September.

“They are seeing through the scares and and stunts and increasingly see independence as the viable way to end Tory rule, cuts and austerity.

“I am confident that we will once again have an informative and lively debate at the Pearce Institute on Tuesday and urge the public to come along and hear our case”


2014-03-28 11:46

When I was a young broth of a boy I tramped the streets of Govan in 1988 canvassing for him.

Labour pulled out some knuckle dragger called Bob Gillespie to stand for them, thinking he would appeal to the working class core vote. How wrong they were, Sillars’ articulation when communicating to the electorate was night and day so different and so positive compared to Labour’s doom and gloom – yes even back then.

Really put me off Labour for life, despite being a socialist and having experimented with them by voting Labour in my very first General Election in 1987 at the tender age of 18.
2014-03-28 12:53

It would be good if Jim Sillars and Colin Fox could highlight the votes on a benefits spending cap of Labour MPs who represent the constituencies and wards with the highest percentage of children already living in poverty. Only 2 Scottish Labour MPs showed the strength of mind not to vote to endorse the coalition government’s latest attack on the poorest.
2014-03-28 15:32

Keep it going…getting the message across is the key, well done
2014-03-29 17:48

Two articulate and passionate speakers, their ‘tour’ of Scotland will bring many into the YES fold.

Jim is clearly the main draw but Colin can enthrall a meeting a with the best of them.

Should be a great night.

2014-03-29 20:14

Just want to say how good it was to see Jim Debate with him from the Dark Side on BBC this week.
From Start to finish there was only one winner, and it wasn’t the “socialist” in diner jacket and fancy tie. That yin lost touch with reality a long time ago!
C’mon Jim Sillars

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