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Opposing Hatred and Bigotry in Leicester

Opposing Hatred and Bigotry in Leicester

Leicester has been in the news a lot recently, because of the unprecedented success of its football team. However, we have seen the far-right attempt to jump on this bandwagon, oblivious to the multicultural nature of both Leicester and its footballing heroes. This was the scene last weekend: For two weekends in a row, the […]

Leicester Makes Short Shrift of Britain First

Leicester Makes Short Shrift of Britain First

Like much of the East Midlands, Leicester is well known for its multi-ethnic communities. Narborough Road, for instance, has recently been named as one of the most multicultural streets in the country. It is perhaps for this reason above all that the vile right wing organisation Britain First thought that their ideas might resonate here. […]

The Socialist Case Against the EU

The Socialist Case Against the EU

Earlier this week in Derby, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) launched a series of public meetings under the heading ‘The Socialist Case Against the EU’. Speaking in Derby (May 18), Becci Heagney expressed concerns with a current meme titled “What has Europe ever done for us?” that was produced by Unite the union […]

Stopping the Badger Cull

Stopping the Badger Cull

By Indira Prasad Despite the success of vaccine trials, the badger cull is to be extended again in 2016 to more areas of the country with new cull zones in Herefordshire, Dorset, Cornwall and Gloucestershire. The link between Bovine Tuberculosis (BTB), the badger population and the controversy surrounding the issue can be traced back to […]

Real Agenda Behind Anti-Semitism Slurs

Real Agenda Behind Anti-Semitism Slurs

On May 9, Dr Simon Bennett published a first-person article in the Leicester Mercury attacking the Socialist Party titled “Why hard left is a threat to Labour Party.” On May 11, the Mercury published the following first-person response from Socialist Party member Steve Score, in addition to a letter published by John Merrell, who is also a […]

Leicester Doctors All-Out to Defend the NHS

Leicester Doctors All-Out to Defend the NHS

During the last round of the Junior Doctors strike action, I was proud to be able to stand on the picket outside Leicester Royal Infirmary in the rain. This time, however I couldn’t make it, but I was glad to hear that their ranks are swelling by the day, from a brilliant display of some […]

Junior Doctors and Teachers Come Together to Discuss Coordinated Action

Junior Doctors and Teachers Come Together to Discuss Coordinated Action

Following a successful rally in support of Junior Doctors and the future of the NHS, Leicestershire Against the Cuts held a well-attended public meeting on Monday night to discuss how we can build linkages between unions and community groups in defence of all public services. With the government refusing to talk to Junior Doctors and […]

Leicester Supports People’s Assembly

Leicester Supports People’s Assembly

Leicester Socialist Party and Socialist Students came out  in force for today’s People’s Assembly demonstration in London today. The 150,000 strong march was domninated by calls for David Cameron’s resignation, though the placards made clear that the demonstrators wanted nothing short of an end to austerity, whoever happens to be doling it out.    

Young Campaigners Brand ‘National Living Wage’ Fool’s Gold

Young Campaigners Brand ‘National Living Wage’ Fool’s Gold

Around thirty people gathered together in Leicester this evening as part of a global day of action (#FastFoodGlobal), that saw fast food and low waged workers uniting in the fight for higher pay, union rights and respect and dignity at work. The Leicester protest took place outside McDonalds in the city centre with campaigners dressed […]

Support Junior Doctors, Save our NHS!

Support Junior Doctors, Save our NHS!

Our NHS is under attack like never before, and we must act now to save it. As a worker in the NHS and a UNISON member, I chaired a protest organised by Leicestershire Against The Cuts last Saturday. It brought together campaigners from groups such as TUSC, the Socialist Party, the Green Party, Momentum, and […]