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Hands Off Glenfield! “The NHS Belongs to US”

Hands Off Glenfield! “The NHS Belongs to US”

By Sofia Wiking, Leicester West branch of the Socialist Party The latest protest against the proposed closure of Glenfield Congenital Heart Centre took place in Leicester on 8 July. A year after the threat was first raised, the campaign shows no sign of cooling down. Over 200 people turned up to show their support and […]

Fighting for a Corbyn-led Government

Fighting for a Corbyn-led Government

Sofia Wiking, Leicester Socialist Party Under plans unveiled in the Tories’ manifesto, free lunches for infant school students will be scrapped. They were introduced under the Con-Dem government to draw attention away from its package of school cuts. These cuts have just got worse, to the point where our schools are reaching breaking point – […]

Posted in: Elections, NUT, Students
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 […]

Posted in: Women
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 […]

200,000 Council Homes Face Axe

200,000 Council Homes Face Axe

Almost 200,000 council homes will go by 2020 if the Tory housing bill passes through parliament. It would force councils to sell one in every eight council properties through the ‘right to buy’ scheme. Over five million people are waiting for social housing in Britain. Since 2010 when the Tory-led Coalition came to power, housebuilding […]

Socialist Party National Women’s Meeting

Socialist Party National Women’s Meeting

On 9 January around 40 members from across the country travelled to London to attend the Socialist Party’s annual national women’s meeting. It’s an event I always eagerly anticipate, and this year was no exception. The discussion kicked off with an excellent first session on Jeremy Corbyn and looked at what fresh political developments may […]

Posted in: Women
Scrap the Tampon Tax!

Scrap the Tampon Tax!

The menstrual cycle is not usually a topic of choice in the mainstream media. More it is regarded as an embarrassing secret for women to hide from the rest of society. However, the topic was forced when Labour MP Paula Sherriff challenged the “tampon tax” in parliament. Introduced in the 1970s, the tax declares tampons […]

Posted in: Women
Ministry of Justice : Stop this Privatisation Scandal!

Ministry of Justice : Stop this Privatisation Scandal!

Tory hatchet man and Minister for ‘Justice’ Michael Gove, last seen terrorising the education system, is now at the centre of the looming privatisation of court fine collection. Aggressive American outsourcing giant Concentrix is currently the only bidder for the £675m contract, work currently undertaken in-house by the National Compliance Enforcement Service (NCES). The contract […]

Posted in: Napo, PCS, Super-rich
Sacked Greek Worker Brings Solidarity

Sacked Greek Worker Brings Solidarity

A highlight of last weekends National Shop Stewards Network annual conference was hearing from sacked Greek worker Harris Sideris, a member of Xekinima (sister party of the Socialist Party in Greece). He said he did not want to talk about the difficulties facing Greek workers, but rather their determination. Up until recently an employee of […]

Fight Devastating Spending Cuts

Fight Devastating Spending Cuts

At this point, it just seems like a sick joke. The Tories swing the axe down again in their grim carnival of cuts. In this financial year alone the government wants £3 billion of cuts from ‘non-protected’ departments. First a March budget, now a surprise June budget. Closely followed by the July budget to detail […]

Posted in: Cuts