Author Archive: Steve Score

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Argos Refuse to Play Fair or Talk, So Workers Strike

Argos Refuse to Play Fair or Talk, So Workers Strike

When Socialist Party members from Leicester visited the picket line at the huge Argos warehouse in  Magna Park, Lutterworth we were greeted with dozens of red Unite the Union flags and a union gazebo. For the two week strike they are maintaining a busy 24 hour picket line; you could sense the solidarity and strength […]

“If it ain’t broke why fix it?” Say Glenfield Campaigners

“If it ain’t broke why fix it?” Say Glenfield Campaigners

“Can you imagine how we feel knowing that our precious daughter could have to travel for hours in an emergency situation to get to life saving surgery when she may not have hours? IF YOU GO AHEAD WITH YOUR PROPOSAL CHILDREN WILL DIE, ITS A SIMPLE AS THAT. How can that ever be an acceptable […]

Posted in: Hospitals, Leicester, NHS
No Cuts, No Closures, Save Our NHS!
By 11/02/2017 Read More →

No Cuts, No Closures, Save Our NHS!

This following article was first published on the back page of the Socialist Party newspaper on 8th February. The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts. So you would think […]

Say No to NHS Cuts and March to Save Glenfield
By 28/10/2016 Read More →

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 […]

Posted in: Hospitals, NHS, Unite
Fightback Against the Closure of Glenfield Heart Unit
By 12/07/2016 Read More →

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 […]

Posted in: Hospitals, NHS
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 […]

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 […]

Striking to Defend Sixth Form Colleges

Striking to Defend Sixth Form Colleges

I went down to the picket line at one of the entrances to Leicester QE college. National Union of Teachers members were on strike against cuts by the government to sixth form college funding. The strike went ahead after a government attempt to stop it with legal action failed. As one supporter from the local […]

EU Referendum: ‘In’ campaigners crank up Project Fear

EU Referendum: ‘In’ campaigners crank up Project Fear

Project fear is back with a vengeance! Pro-European Union (EU) campaigners in the run up to the June referendum are copying the strategy of the anti-independence bloc in Scotland last year. We are told a vote to leave will mean economic catastrophe, higher prices and the loss of jobs, trade and workers’ rights. Tory Prime […]

Leicester Doctors Forced into Strike Action

Leicester Doctors Forced into Strike Action

Picket lines took place at all three main hospitals in Leicester, as well as a ‘meet the doctors’ event in the city centre. Doctors were keen to explain their stand to the public. Picket lines on the main roads got constant beeps of support from passing vehicles. As one Doctor explained: “Its not about us […]