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26 February 2021

Getting the Socialist out in lockdown

Our branch has around 20 - 30 regular paper sales in normal times. Five of the regulars are within walking distance for me, and have their papers hand delivered each week. A core of regulars are contacted

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24 February 2021

Johnson's 'road map' for schools: Act together to protect safety

- For a phased return based on infection rates not politicians' dates.

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24 February 2021

Coventry success building subscriptions

The latest lockdown has had an impact on raising sales and subscriptions to the Socialist across the country

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17 February 2021

Southern new members meeting - a vivid illustration of the appetite for socialist ideas

Despite all the limitations of lockdown restrictions, local branches in the Southern and South East Region recruited well last year

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27 January 2021

Jaguar Land Rover: West Midlands superspreader

Despite Covid infections rising, many workers in non-essential jobs are being forced to work

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20 January 2021

The Tory blame game: scapegoating the working class - 100% pay for all now

As the Covid-19 pandemic hits tragic, record-breaking numbers in the UK, the Tory narrative of blaming the public for the crisis is in full swing

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20 January 2021

Life in lockdown - being home from school when you're poor is hard

At the beginning of the first lockdown, in my house, we had one computer for three students and a parent working from home. Myself and my siblings receive pupil premium and free school meals.

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20 January 2021

Teachers: On the front line, in their own words

I've been working from home this lockdown, looking after the virtual classrooms. Some of our pupils struggle to access the work from home, as their parents need to work too. And some have a lot of illness

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13 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 - fight to make our shops safe!

Over the last few months, retail has been vying with schools for the top spot for Covid-19 outbreaks

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13 January 2021

Our health and livelihoods before their profits

100% pay now!: The health crisis is now worse than at any time since the start of the pandemic. More people are in hospital and more are dying daily.

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6 January 2021

Workers' action wins Tory U-turn on school safety

A monumental battle has taken place between NEU members and the government

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6 January 2021

Refund the rent, cancel the fees, for fully funded, publicly owned education

With the new lockdowns, what can students expect for the rest of the academic year?

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6 January 2021

University teaching moves online in England

Like in the rest of education, university staff and students are left in disarray by this consistently inconsistent and incompetent Tory government.

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5 January 2021

3 lockdowns, 20+ U-turns ... We can't trust the Tories

We can't believe a word this government says or does. Going into lockdown 3, working-class people can only rely on our own strength and organisation.

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2 December 2020

Don't let the festive season be one of misery for retail workers

The three days leading up to the England-wide lockdown were a taste of things to come, with shoppers flooding to the high street to squeeze in Christmas shopping.

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18 November 2020

Stop Leicester hospital closure

Leicester's NHS bosses seem scared about the 'Save Our NHS Leicestershire' campaign's attempts to put forward alternative views on their proposals to reorganise our hospitals, including the closure of the Leicester General Hospital.

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18 November 2020

Tories student 'evacuation' plan won't work

The government plans to allow students in England to travel for Christmas

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11 November 2020

Readers of the Socialist react to effects of lockdown

"My hopes of secure employment killed": I was left stunned, shocked and bewildered when, on 9 October, Cineworld temporarily closed all 127 of its sites across the UK, putting 5,500 jobs at risk

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11 November 2020

Covid and poverty rising - Welsh lockdown ends with little progress

Wales emerged from a two-week lockdown on 9 November. There is little evidence that the 'firebreak' introduced by the Welsh government had much impact on the spread of the virus.

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4 November 2020

Usdaw needs a fighting leadership

It is vital now more than ever that a fighting programme be put forward in the shopworkers' union

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Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers.  They are fighting against

Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers. They are fighting against 'fire and rehire' - designed to worsen terms and conditions. Photo by Steve Score, Leicester Socialist Party

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