I WAS intrigued to read (Letters, November 30) that the recently launched Morning Star Scottish Edition represents socialism as a United Kingdom matter and asserts working people can only have their voices heard through their medium.

Surely they entirely miss the point: socialism is and has always been international in nature, and limiting this to the United Kingdom serves only to reveal a kind of British nationalism that in no way supports working people.

Like Alastair McLeish, I hope this newly launched edition will not prolong the tendency to publish the SNP-bad puffery that has previously been apparent. After all, many of those they would put forward as socialist heroes, people like the great John MacLean and Jimmy Maxton, supported the vision of independence for Scotland.

They should not forget that once Scotland regains her independence, voters will be at liberty to elect socialist governments if they so wish.

Iain Lappin

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