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Will Leicester City Council Listen to Adventure Playground Campaigners?

Will Leicester City Council Listen to Adventure Playground Campaigners?

Well over 100 campaigners, including parents and children, joined a lobby of Leicester City Council last Thursday to oppose cuts to adventure playground services across the city. Leicester’s adventure playgrounds are used by over 10,000 children citywide. They provide children and young people with supervised access to play, sports, and arts facilities, as well as […]

Reclaim the Night March in Leicester

Reclaim the Night March in Leicester

Fifty determined men and women marched through Leicester on a cold November evening last night as part of international action in support of the Reclaim the Night campaign. This was locally organised by the University of Leicester Feminist Society to raise awareness of the prevalence and normalisation of rape in society. Enthusiastic students from both […]

Black Lives Matter Activist Darletta Scruggs On Building Resistance Against Trump

Black Lives Matter Activist Darletta Scruggs On Building Resistance Against Trump

Donald Trump’s election is a massive setback for working-class people the whole world over, but at the same time his election reflects the growing anger of the 99% at the 1% who make up the ruling class. U.S. Socialist Alternative’s Darletta Scruggs spoke at the Socialist Party’s annual conference in London over the weekend, and […]

Over One Thousand March to Save Glenfield Heart Unit

Over One Thousand March to Save Glenfield Heart Unit

More than one thousand people attended a march in Leicester today in opposition to the proposed closure of Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit. NHS England claim that the closure of Glenfield has nothing to do with budget cuts, but is about “standards and quality of service”. This is total rubbish. The Tories are planning to cut […]

Say No to NHS Cuts and March to Save Glenfield

Say No to NHS Cuts and March to Save Glenfield

Glenfield congenital heart centre in Leicester saves children’s lives. No wonder there is so much anger at NHS England’s threat to stop children’s heart surgery there. It is the only place in the whole of the East Midlands that carries out these operations. My son was one of 332 children who had heart surgery there […]

By 28/10/2016 Read More →
UKIP in Chaos

UKIP in Chaos

As predicted by The Socialist, the vote to leave the EU has plunged UKIP into an existential crisis. Nigel Farage has resigned. His replacement, Diane James, stood down after just 18 days. And now, two UKIP MEPs have been involved in a punch up which left the new leadership candidate, Steven Woolfe, hospitalized. So much […]

Supporters of Leicester’s Adventure Playgrounds Say No To Funding Cuts

Supporters of Leicester’s Adventure Playgrounds Say No To Funding Cuts

Hundreds of frustrated people were forced to march around Leicester Town Hall earlier this afternoon shouting loudly that they refuse to let our Labour Council effectively close our city’s ten adventure playgrounds. Sarah Russell, who is Labour’s Assistant City Mayor for Children, Young People & Schools, spoke to ITV News and said: “We are really […]

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 […]