Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/6639

Posted on 23 November 2008 at 0:00 GMT

Press release for immediate use: 21/11/08

Former Liverpool councillor debates economic crisis at Merseyside meeting

Responding to news reports of 2000 job losses at Rolls Royce and thousands more at other household name companies, spokesperson for Merseyside Socialist Party Tony Mulhearn said;

"Over 20,000 jobs lost in the last fortnight nationwide are reflected on Merseyside with the two thousand jobs lost in construction across the region this year and repeated reports that thousands of Liverpudlians are struggling to make ends meet."

"That is why we have organised the meeting to discuss these issues and examine an alternative set of policies to solve them. The main speaker is PAUL ASTBURY, member of the Liverpool 47 socialist councillors who were expelled by Thatcher's district auditor for carrying out Socialist policies between 1983 and 1987. Everybody is welcome."

Tony further commented:

"Millions of words have been spoken and written about the current crisis. Who is responsible? What are the solutions? What will be the consequences for society?

"The main question for socialists is what will the crisis mean for the working class and what is the socialist solution?

"The unbridled free market so beloved of the Tories, Liberals and New Labour has been cast to outer darkness. The solution, they now argue, is regulation, regulation and more regulation. Will a regulated capitalism function in the interests of the working class?"

The meeting will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2008 at the CASA CLUB (downstairs), 29 HOPE STREET, LIVERPOOL at 7.30pm. It is organised by Merseyside Socialist Party.

ENDS

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

Facebook   Twitter








Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter



Related links:

Economic crisis:

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: What were the causes of the economic crisis?

triangleThe Causes of Capitalist Crisis; Reply to Andrew Kliman

triangleWhen the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia

triangleNo to austerity - for a party for the majority, not a tiny elite

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Syria - No to imperialist intervention!

Merseyside:

triangleWorkers and youth: Unite against the far right

triangleMerseyside People's Assembly - A lost opportunity

triangleBuild partnership in action against austerity

triangleBedroom Tax: Neighbours form ring of steel

Liverpool:

triangleHillsborough tragedy - the final chapter?

triangleJunk jobs - we're fightin' it!

triangleLiverpool Socialist Party: How to fight the council cuts

Socialist Party:

triangleDisgusted at politicians' big business links

triangleElection appeal: help us make history

Jobs:

triangleRMT: Put the tube strike back on and escalate

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

17/4/14

Poverty

Food Bank use escalates

17/4/14

Construction

120 turn up to Unite construction meeting

16/4/14

TUSC

Help TUSC offer a no-cuts alternative on 22 May

16/4/14

Unison

Health workers vote to fight government pay cuts

16/4/14

Students

NUS leaders: sip tea or put up a serious fight?

16/4/14

Bedroom tax

Beating evictions

16/4/14

NUT

Gains for left on NUT executive

16/4/14

Miners

Pit closures: Final act of Tory vandalism

16/4/14

Housing

Con-Dems escalate housing crisis

16/4/14

Election

Election appeal: help us make history

16/4/14

Southampton

More cuts and another resignation in Southampton

16/4/14

Teachers

Stop the education catastrophe!

16/4/14

Union

Hard loads - and a fightback - on the bins

16/4/14

May Day

May Day greetings with the Socialist

16/4/14

Zero-hour contracts

Working on zero-hour contracts

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...

triangle17 Apr Food Bank use escalates

TUSC against cuts

triangle16 Apr Help TUSC offer a no-cuts alternative on 22 May

House of thieves

triangle16 Apr Ending MPs' expenses scandal requires socialist change

TUC demonstration in Manchester against Tory Party conference 29/09/13 demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

triangle16 Apr Health workers vote to fight government pay cuts

CWI logo

triangle16 Apr 40 years of the Committee for a Workers' International

triangle16 Apr NUS leaders: sip tea or put up a serious fight?

One of the mass protests in the campaign to defeat the bedroom tax in Scotland, photo Socialist Party Scotland

triangle16 Apr Beating evictions

More ...

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

triangle22 Apr Derby Socialist Party: Housing crisis - What is the answer?

triangle23 Apr Salford Socialist Party: The Chinese revolution

triangle23 Apr RCT/Caerphilly Socialist Party: Where now for Egypt?

More ...

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Find us on Facebook

Archive

Categories

1-9 

1-9 


Archives:

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice