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17 June 2015
Liverpool city council's historic victory over the Thatcher government has valuable lessons for today.
1 May 2015
Over 150 attended the Liverpool TUSC rally, reflecting an appetite for an alternative
15 April 2015
This year's TUSC parliamentary and local election challenge in Liverpool will be spearheaded by former members of the 1983-87 Labour Council who defied Margaret Thatcher's government, built 5,000 homes and created thousands of jobs and apprenticeships in the city
4 March 2015
Liverpool TUSC congratulates Save Our Sure Start Children's Centres for rescuing ten from closure. Their magnificent victory demonstrates clearly that an effective campaign can produce results
23 February 2015
A television debate in Blackpool during the 1982 Labour Party conference brought together MP Austin Mitchell and prospective parliamentary candidate John Spellar, debating with editor of the Militant, Peter Taaffe, and prospective parliamentary candidate for Liverpool Toxteth, Tony Mulhearn
26 November 2014
Crammed conference maps out plans for next year
12 November 2014
I listened very carefully to the Radio 4 programme on Militant and Liverpool. To a new listener it would appear to be fairly balanced. However, I must take you up on the time given to the Baron (Kinnock)
20 October 2014
I share Kevin Maguire's revulsion at South Tyneside council's threat to lop off £5,000 of the pay of nursery nurses, particularly as the fat cats continue to pile up fabulous wealth
18 August 2014
A small but determined contingent attended the Labour mayor's cabinet to oppose the latest butchery of services
20 June 2014
Baron Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, with his estimated personal fortune of £300 million, believes people who challenge the myth of 'more people working' are talking 'crap'
14 May 2014
From 1983 to 1987 Liverpool City Council was led by supporters of Militant (predecessor to the Socialist Party)
25 September 2013
Between 1983 and 1987 Liverpool's Labour council, then led by socialists, refused to transfer the burden of Tory government cuts, introduced by Margaret Thatcher, onto the backs of Liverpool's working people
14 August 2013
Present day Labour councillors who are carrying out Tory government cuts are still haunted by calls to emulate the example of the Liverpool 47 councillors who refused to carry out Margaret Thatcher's cuts in the 1980s, writes Tony Mulhearn, Former Liverpool 47 councillor.
5 August 2013
Present day Labour councillors are bedevilled by calls to emulate the 1980s Liverpool 47 surcharged councillors who refused to carry out Thatcher’s cuts
1 May 2013
"LIVERPOOL - a Socialist council", said the signs that were once tacked to the sides of city public buildings or hung from the fences surrounding the recreation grounds, writes From the Liverpool Echo.
17 April 2013
Saturday 27 April, 10.30am
Adelphi Hotel, Lime Street, Liverpool
Speakers include: Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, PCS president Janice Godrich, Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe, Liverpool Labour Party president (1980-85) and 'Liverpool 47' surcharged councillor Tony Mulhearn, former Labour MP Tony Benn and 'Liverpool 47' surcharged counc...
10 April 2013
This BBC4 programme Hillsborough - Never Forgotten on 3 April was a powerful reminder of events leading up to the recent Independent Panel's findings on the 1989 Hillsborough catastrophe
21 March 2013
More budget waffle from Osborne and his alter ego Ed Balls. No mention by Balls of the £750 billion lying in the banks being used, not to invest, but to line the pockets of the spivs who control the banks...
13 February 2013
Patrick Ayers and Eljeer Hawkins gave a penetrating analysis of the Spielberg film 'Lincoln' (the Socialist 7-13 February)...
12 February 2013
I took a double-take at William Keegan's description of Neil Kinnock as possessing 'courage and clout' to 'detoxify' his party (Observer 10.2.13), writes Tony Mulhearn
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