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15 November 2017
Universal Credit benefit changes will cause untold misery for thousands in Carlisle when they are fully rolled out in April next year
11 October 2017
Since the early part of the year, members of Carlisle Socialist Party and the Cumbria branch of Unite Community union have been active in the campaign to 'Save our NHS', organising support firstly for the national demonstration in London on 4 March, and subsequently for the two rallies in Carlisle on 8 April and 4 June.
7 June 2017
Although shocked by the news of the London terror attack, Cumbria Health Campaigns Together decided to still go ahead with a planned rally for the NHS in Carlisle city centre on Sunday
31 May 2017
Education workers, parents and students are uniting in protest
12 April 2017
The demonstration on 8 April was a great success.
12 April 2017
What kind of people would build a hospital children's ward with a firewall which stopped just above a false ceiling, allowing smoke and flames to spread? And keep these and other dangers hidden from the staff, patients and even management of the hospital?
5 April 2017
The Tories have already cut doctors, nurses, student nurses and 15,000 beds. Now the government intends a further £22 billion of cuts through its 'sustainability and transformation plans' (STPs).
1 February 2017
Cumbria county council has again published long discredited assertions to justify its attack on our care home system which will get rid of the majority of beds.
11 January 2017
Socialist Party members and branches raised a record-breaking £140,535 in 2016. This is £17,000 more than we raised in 2015 (which was itself a record year) and the most we have raised in a year since the early 1990s.
16 November 2016
Carlisle Socialist Party members handed in a 1,500-signature petition on 9 November demanding that Cumbria County Council scrap its plan to halve the number of care home places.
12 October 2016
Cumbria County Council is planning to close three care homes and replace them with another building which only has 60 beds instead of the current 117. Another four homes will be closed in West Cumbria. Only those suffering from dementia and the most complex needs will get a place. But what about respite care? What about family carers?
11 May 2016
Public shows huge support for BMA strike at Socialist Party stalls in Carlisle and Leicester.
16 March 2016
The Socialist Party northern regional conference acted as a political springboard, giving us a big boost for the tasks ahead, writes Elaine Brunskill, Northern Socialist Party secretary.
24 February 2016
The recent decision by Labour Cumbria county councillors to carry out £25 million cuts to vital public services, particularly social care, will result in more unnecessary deaths in Cumbria.
3 February 2016
Spare a thought for the poor members of Carlisle Socialist party. With the post-floods mood and ongoing rain dampening down outside activities, we were forced into the Milbourne Arms.
6 January 2016
Immediately following the floods, Carlisle Socialist Party drew up the outline of an action plan to prevent future disasters.
9 December 2015
'We're still waiting for investment promised in 2005': There's an army helicopter hovering overhead, three trees have been uprooted from the sodden ground in my street, one of them into next door's garden. My daughter's school is closed, but at least we've still got electricity this time.
9 December 2015
While the world's capitalist politicians in Paris prevaricate over measures to halt global warming, people from Carlisle in Cumbria to Chennai in India are suffering from extreme weather
10 June 2015
Cash for iPads: In the run-up to the general election, 60 MPs went on a spending spree claiming £70,000 expenses on iPads and computer laptops shortly before the deadline blocking such purchases
28 January 2015
The annual "Alternative Burns' Night Supper" organised by the Carlisle Socialist Party was described by a journalist from the local paper as his best ever night out in the city
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