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Leicestershire Police Have Just Demanded an End to Further Funding Cuts

Leicestershire Police Have Just Demanded an End to Further Funding Cuts

Our current Tory “government” is weak and divided and so now is the perfect time for us all to unite and fight back against yet more proposed cuts to our public services. Given that the police force has already seen massive funding cuts under Tory rule, with a loss of around 20,000 police officers since […]

“Let’s hope that June is the end of May.”

“Let’s hope that June is the end of May.”

GUEST POST: This following letter was authored by one of Leicester’s former TUSC councillors, Wayne Naylor, and was sent to the Leicester Mercury mailbox in late May and was not published by the newspaper.   As the election comes closer and politics is ever more in turmoil, it’s worth looking at why changes happen. Previously, myself […]

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Disability in the Age of Austerity and Why Corbyn Must Win

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Disability in the Age of Austerity and Why Corbyn Must Win

This article has been written by an anonymous Socialist Party member It isn’t news to anyone that the Tory government, and the previous coalition, have ruthlessly attacked the disabled in this country. The Tories continue to put the ‘n’ in cuts as support structures and welfare are stripped away from the most vulnerable in our […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Kick Out the Tories!

Kick Out the Tories!

“The Conservative Party has always been the true party of workers,” claims Theresa May. What a joke! Try telling that to the millions of workers living on poverty pay, in precarious employment. Tell it to the nurses who outrageously can’t afford to feed themselves without help from food banks. Tell it to the public sector […]

Overflowing Corbyn Rally in Leicester

Overflowing Corbyn Rally in Leicester

Sofia Wiking, Leicester Socialist Party On 6 May Jeremy Corbyn held a rally in Leicester. Labour had booked a large meeting room at the Tigers Stadium, holding 800 people. The room was packed full, with people standing at the back. Outside, people who didn’t get in started chanting: “Let us in! Let us in!” Inside, […]

If Corbyn Shows Fight, He Can Win

If Corbyn Shows Fight, He Can Win

The following letter was published in today’s issue of the Leicester Mercury. With the announcement of a snap general election earlier this week, it seems the time is up for the Blairite plotters. Labour will head into a general election with a socialist at the helm! The main reason a general election has been called […]

NHS: Protest, Strike, Occupy to Win!

NHS: Protest, Strike, Occupy to Win!

“Whose NHS? OUR NHS!” It belongs to us, and we won’t let them take it away. More than 100,000 people chanted this clear message to the government on the 4 March demonstration. That was just the start. The Tories might be hell-bent on slashing, trashing and privatising our NHS, but they are going to have […]

“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 […]