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Heart Unit Protestors Take to Belgrave Road in Pouring Rain

Heart Unit Protestors Take to Belgrave Road in Pouring Rain

The NHS is in crisis, and there can be little doubt that it is all because our government refuses to fund it properly. Estimates suggest there will be a £22 billion funding gap by 2020, while current proposed cuts already mean that local hospitals face losing £451 million from their annual budget, with the threatened […]

Huge Support for Corbyn and Socialist Ideas in Derby

Huge Support for Corbyn and Socialist Ideas in Derby

Over one thousand people gathered at Cathedral Green in Derby at midday today to listen to Jeremy Corbyn make his second bid for the Labour leadership. The meeting took place following public accusations by the former Blairite cabinet minister Dame Margaret Beckett that Corbyn supporters are turning the Labour Party into a “fan club”. Speaking […]

By 16/08/2016 Read More →
Who and What are the Trotskyists?

Who and What are the Trotskyists?

The mainstream media and Blairite elites in the Labour movement continue to paint socialists who support the ideas of Leon Trotsky as a toxic breed apart from Labour. When interviewed on Channel 4 News last week, Peter Taaffe the General Secretary of the Socialist Party was asked “do you think that Jeremy Corbyn wants someone […]

Fightback Against the Closure of Glenfield Heart Unit

Fightback Against the Closure of Glenfield Heart Unit

A massive attack has been launched on NHS congenital heart services in England. Patients, families and health workers will not accept it and we will fight back. As a parent whose fifteen-year-old son had open heart surgery only seven months ago at one of the threatened units, Leicester Glenfield Hospital, I am furious. NHS England […]

By 12/07/2016 Read More →
Leicester Stands Up For Corbyn

Leicester Stands Up For Corbyn

Dozens of protestors assembled at Leicester Clock Tower this afternoon in a show of solidarity with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose position is currently under threat from the right wing of his party. Since last Thursday, when the public voted to leave the EU referendum, some twenty members of Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet have resigned […]

Making the Leftist Case for Brexit

Making the Leftist Case for Brexit

First-Person article published earlier today in the Leicester Mercury. Xenophobes and racists were always going to vote to Leave the EU; so should you let this affect how you vote on Thursday? If, like many people, you are worried that a vote to Leave will provide a victory to racists and murderers then a more […]

Campaigning to Reinstate Sacked Samworth Brothers Union Activist

Campaigning to Reinstate Sacked Samworth Brothers Union Activist

The recent rise in the national living wage, although still falling well short of a real living wage of £10 per hour, was meant to make it easier for workers to afford to pay their rent and bills. But greedy bosses like Leicestershire-based food manufacturers Samworth Brothers are using minimal basic rate increases as a […]

Why Trade Unionists Oppose the EU

Why Trade Unionists Oppose the EU

Although there is much confusion about the EU and its relationship to workers’ rights, there are a multitude of excellent reasons why trade unionists oppose the EU. Alongside the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) the Bakers Union is one of the few fighting unions that is campaigning for a socialist exit […]

Stunning Six Day Strike Against Argos in Lutterworth

Stunning Six Day Strike Against Argos in Lutterworth

A six day strike by over 400 Unite members at the Argos Lutterworth depot in Leicestershire began just after midnight on 7 June. Warehouse and admin staff are out alongside drivers. 96 drivers are being transferred by the company to Eddie Stobart Ltd. They are demanding the company cancels the transfer meant to happen on 12 […]

Exiting the EU: The Socialist Alternative

Exiting the EU: The Socialist Alternative

On Friday 3 June, Voluntary Action Leicestershire hosted a panel to discuss what the EU Referendum will mean for the voluntary and community sector in Leicester and Leicestershire. The audience was polled at the beginning and the end to see if they had changed their minds. Before the debate 14% were for leave, 63% were […]