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18 March 2013
Link: www.itv.com/news/border/update/2013-03-17/full-report-bed Carlisle Socialist Party joined the impressive bedroom tax protests in Carlisle. ITN report 17 March 2013.
18 February 2013
"Tax avoidance isn't illegal, I do it every year" said the leader of Cumbria council
3 August 2012
Carlisle Socialist Party members handed in a petition this week to local Tory MP John Stevenson with the heading: "Jail The Robbing Bankers"...
8 February 2012
Craig Johnston, a member of the transport union RMT in Carlisle recently wrote a letter to his local paper challenging the Tory MP's proposals for station buildings...
15 November 2011
While the 30th November public-sector strike dominates the news, contract cleaners working on West Coast mainline trains have won a 10% pay rise, writes Hugh Caffrey, north-west Socialist Party.
9 November 2011
Vik Chechi: On 18 October, Queen Mary University (QMUL) Unison branch secretary Vik Chechi was suspended from his post at the east London university...
8 November 2011
Hundreds of cleaners working on Virgin west coast trains will strike for 48 hours on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November, against insultingly low pay 'rises'
28 October 2011
Train cleaners on the Virgin West Coast Mainline struck for 24 hours this morning in a row over poverty pay and union rights between the 'Carlisle Cleaning and Support Services' contractor and the RMT union
12 September 2011
All are welcome to come to this screening of Ken Loach's film on the Spanish Civil War followed by a discussion and drinks, writes Club 35, Lowther St, Carlisle.
4 July 2011
Monday 4th July 4th 2011:
16 March 2011
Tower Hamlets: In 1921 Poplar councillors, led by George Lansbury, electrified British politics by refusing to make working class East Londoners pay unaffordable rates...
10 March 2011
Just how far to the right can the Labour Party go in carrying out cuts? Well how about a coalition with the Tories?
4 January 2011
Years come and go but this New Year's rail fares price rise saw another ceiling breached - the cost of a standard open return ticket from Carlisle to London Euston broke through the £300 barrier and now stands at £301-00, writes Craig Johnston, Carlisle.
15 December 2010
London: On Thursday 9 December, while parliament debated the Con-Dem coalition government's plan to treble university tuition fees, a fifth day of angry protest took place across the country...
23 June 2010
Listing of some Socialist Party anti-cuts meetings
27 April 2010
THE ANNUAL Sunday Times rich list was published on 25 April. It shows that at a time when we are all being told to prepare for 'tough times ahead' and massive cuts in services, public spending and welfare...
13 May 2009
No2EU On Thursday 7 May the 'No2EU - Yes to Democracy' campaign declared its full slate of candidates for the 4 June European electon...
11 May 2009
Press release from North West NO2EU: Speaking after clashes in Carlisle on Saturday between union-based left-wing Euro-elections party No to EU - Yes to Democracy and the far-right racist British National Party, Carlisle-based No2EU - Yes to Democracy candidate Craig Johnston said:...
22 April 2009
Last week The Socialist reported on the sacking of Stead McAlpin workers in Carlisle. Stead McAlpin's parent company Apex recently bought the firm from John Lewis Partnership, who had assured workers...
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