Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/528/3983

From The Socialist newspaper, 8 April 2008

Exposing daylight robbery in Lincoln!

AROUND 50 people attended a meeting in Lincoln where Lincolnshire Police Authority tried to justify the increase in their council tax precept by a massive 78.9%, (see The Socialist 526).

Marc Glasscoe, Socialist Party Lincoln

Chief Constable Tony Lake and Police Authority Chair Angela Crowe tried to dress up daylight robbery as being for our benefit, saying how much better the police service would be with more money. They blamed a lack of central government funding and said that, without additional funds, there would be job cuts and a worse service.

When challenged over whether she would support officers and civilian staff taking action to defend their jobs, Angela Crowe said she had never faced such a question!

Central government are deliberately starving public services to soften them up for privatisation and Lincolnshire Police receive the lowest level of government funding in the country.

Socialist Party member Nick Parker asked if the police authority had considered setting an illegal budget and calling on the mass support of local people to force the funding out of the government. Ms Crowe practically fell off her chair, saying she had never considered such action. Yet a similar tactic by Liverpool city council forced 60 million out of the Thatcher government in 1984.

Nick Parker is standing as a Socialist Party candidate in local elections in Lincoln's Carholme Ward. He stands for greater investment in public service, under the democratic control of elected local representatives. Lincolnshire Police Authority's appointed chair would no doubt frown upon this. She revealed that not only is she not elected but receives 20 per hour for this position!

The Socialist Party recognises the need for decent funding but we need democratic accountability. The cost of good-quality public services should be met by central government and not be forced out of already over-taxed local residents.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 8 April 2008:

Perks for MPs - Bonuses for the bosses - Cutbacks for us!


Socialist Party election campaign

London elections: working class alternative needed

Socialist Party: a clear difference from 'free market' policies

Exposing daylight robbery in Lincoln!


Socialist Party workplace news

NUT strike: No more pay cuts!

Defend the 4: Defend democracy in Unison

Unison health conference: Reject the pay sell-out!

Why should workers pay for the crisis?

Tube strike called off after winning concessions

Museum strike in Wales

NUJ conference

News in brief


Socialist Students

Struggle still essential

Get active and fight back!


Post Office closures

Winchester: 'We need our post office'


International socialist news and analysis

Zimbabwe: Mugabe plans to steal election

Olympic Games: Chinese regime fans the flames of protest

Ireland: "The most cunning and devious of them all" finally goes

Israel - Palestinian Land Day demonstration


 

Home   |   The Socialist 8 April 2008   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Lincoln:

triangleUprising to save the NHS!

triangleLincoln Socialist Party: Who was Trotsky?

triangleWhy I'm standing: TUSC can make a real difference

triangleMy hometown lost its soul when the steelworks closed

triangleLincoln demonstrators defy far-right threats

Police:

triangleConference on state spies and sabotage: who's watching who?

triangleSheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

triangleWho's watching who?: The fight for justice, trade union and democratic rights

triangleThe fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against capitalist austerity

Socialist:

triangleSocialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

triangle'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

Socialist Party:

trianglePowerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle

triangleCan you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies and sabotage: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against the sackers' charter at Leeds University

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Workers' anger increases after Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

PCS

PCS ballots members to send message to government: scrap the pay cap

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

18/10/17

Local government

Unite local government sector plans strike ballot

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

triangle11 Oct Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

triangle6 Oct Boeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangle4 Oct The nasty party turns on itself... but the Tories must be driven out

More ...

triangle19 Oct Waltham Forest Young Socialists: Deaths in police custody

triangle19 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Spanish revolution 1936-37

triangle19 Oct Cardiff East Socialist Party: Is equality for women possible under capitalism?

triangle19 Oct Wirral Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian Revolution

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2