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…

April 15, 2020

From The Socialist, newspaper of The Socialist Party The coronavirus pandemic in the UK has not yet passed its peak. Hundreds are still dying every day, and yet the pressure is mounting for the Tories to announce an ‘exit strategy’. But where is that pressure coming from? Not from ordinary people. Even though many are…

April 7, 2020

The Express and Star reported on 4th April, 2020 that “drive-thru coronavirus testing [is now] available in Wolverhampton for £249”. Based in Summerfield Road, near West Park, the private health clinic said “the tests are for anyone who feels they may be suffering from coronavirus and is looking for peace of mind.” However, workers should…

April 4, 2020

With Kier Starmer elected leader, the ruling class will feel that they finally have one of their own back in charge of the Labour Party. There is increasing talk of giving him a formal role in some form of ‘Covid Coalition‘. In this editorial from our weekly paper, written a few days before the leadership…

March 29, 2020

With Wolverhampton and the Black Country one of the worst affected areas of the UK for confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths, the ongoing crisis has shone a light on the cronic underfunding of our NHS, and the chaos created by both privatisation and the “internal market”, introduced by New Labour and enthusiastically continued by the…

March 24, 2020

From The Socialist Party’s National Website Finally, Johnson and Sunak have responded to growing public anger and agreed to pay 80% of the wages of workers who are laid off because of the coronavirus. This will be welcomed by millions of workers who are desperately worried, not just about the virus, but how they are…

March 16, 2020

Over the last two weeks, the escalating coronavirus pandemic has shown the strain facing public services, left many workers in precarious jobs and housing fearful for their livelihood, and has tragically claimed lives in Wolverhampton and Dudley. Here we reproduce the editorial from the latest edition of The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party. Boris…

March 9, 2020

On Wednesday 11th the government will announce its first budget since the general election in December last year. It has been widely speculated that this will see Boris Johnson’s government announce an “end to austerity”. However, there appears that there will be no let up for public services delivered by local authorities such as youth…

November 10, 2019

Below is an editorial published in The Socialist, newspaper of The Socialist Party, shortly after the general election was announced. We’ll be discussing the best way forward to get the Tories out of government and The Blairites out of Labour at our public meeting on Thursday 5th December – more details here Boris Johnson and…

July 17, 2019

It’s no secret that in many areas, getting a GP appointment is becoming more and more difficult, with many doctors booked out for weeks in advance and lengthy queues each morning to get emergency appointments. A large part of this is down to the shocking number of local surgeries closing in the last few years,…