lol, there is both the 'Scottish Socialist Party' *and* the 'Socialist Party Scotland' ✊ 🍞 🌹

I'm sure there are legit reasons for them not being joined, but there are only like 6m people in Scotland, and all I can think of is the Judean People's Front... or was that the People's Front of Judea? πŸ™ˆ πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

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@douginamug oh, if this bothers you... don't look into Dutch church names.

There's a gap in there for PSS, so who is going to start Peoples Scottish Socialists then 🀣


@douginamug iirc SPS were a Trotskyist split from the SSP.

SSP briefly held elected office in parliament but now mostly ask people to sign their petition for a living wage at the bottom of Princes Street, while the SSP recently formed the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) which has so far failed to get elected to anything.


@GreenandBlack Right, that where I saw the SSP lot! They were confused when I told them I'd met their colleagues at holyrood... Was the SPS lol

What marks a Trotskyist split? Excuse ignorance


@douginamug it's only Trotskyist split because the SPS are Trotskyists and the SSP are democratic socialists. Not much more to it than that

@douginamug I love these kinds of situations.
In brazil there are two communist parties with extremely similar names, and they're not umm friendly with each other. One of them split from the other in the 60's I think... just dont ask me which one haha.
-Partido Comunista Brasileiro - Brazilian Communist Party -
-Partido Comunista do Brasil - Communist Party of Brazil -

@douginamug One of the fun things to watch in #canpol is the bitter battle between the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada and the Communist Party of Canada for votes.

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