November 25, 2020

This year’s edition of The Socialist Party’s annual Socialism weekend brought together over 1,000 participants to take part in 38 zoom workshops over a period of four days, discussing themes of “After Corbyn”, “Smash Racism”, Trotskyism, Marxism, and more. Although the rallies and workshops addressing the unprecedented political, economic, environmental and health crises had to…

November 8, 2020

After cuts of £235m already since 2010, Wolverhampton City Council are now threatening a further £23m reduction in services as part of next year’s budget. Though the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and the need for emergency funding for everything from homelessness to PPE has damaged the council’s balance sheet, this crisis has not come…

October 31, 2020

Back at the start of 2020, in order to win the Labour leadership, Keir Starmer tried to dress up in some of Corbyn’s clothes, claiming he wanted ‘unity’ with all wings of the party. Six months later, he has suspended his predecessor from Labour membership. As the Socialist Party warned, Starmer’s victory was a conquest…

September 1, 2020

Boris Johnson has argued that it is ‘our moral duty’ to ensure all pupils go back to school in September. The irony of Boris talking about morals after the anxiety his government has caused A-level and GCSE students, working-class youth generally, and the monumental amount of stress the Tories have caused through austerity, is overwhelming….

July 26, 2020

When unemployment figures for June were released last week, it emerged that while some areas of the West Midlands saw a slight decrease in the numbers needing to claim Universal Credit, in Wolverhampton the total number relying on benefits went up to 10.4% of working age adults. Likewise Sandwell saw an increase to 9.1% of…

June 12, 2020

This Monday, non-essential shops are set to reopen in England. With a string of major store closures in Wolverhampton, Merry Hill and elsewhere, shop staff are caught between a rock and hard place of either being rushed back to unsafe workplaces, or no job to go to at all! In these two articles from our…

June 8, 2020

Over the last few days, a new movement calling for an end to systemic racism has broken out across the UK, and Wolverhampton has been no exception. First of all, on Wednesday 3rd over 100 turned out in the rain for a vigil by The Man on The Horse, despite the mistaken decision not to…

May 30, 2020

Despite warnings from education unions, the Tories are ploughing ahead to reopen primary schools for the youngest children on 1st June. At the time of writing, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley councils have declined to follow the example of others in England instruct schools only to begin reopening when it can be proved to be safe….

May 16, 2020

Article by Socialist Party members in National Education Union Johnson’s announcement that he intends primary schools in England to reopen to early years, reception, year one and year six from the beginning of June, was met with disbelief and anger by school staff and parents alike. The full ‘plan to rebuild’ released on 11 May…

April 27, 2020

The onset of the coronavirus in the UK has seen renewed appeals for donations to fund charities affiliated to hospitals and other NHS bodies. Any extra money to fund healthcare in the time of a pandemic is welcome, and efforts made by ordinary workers such as WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore to raise sponsorship should…