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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 September 2012

Stop the fire service cuts in West Yorkshire

Mikey Divers, Leeds Socialist Party

Over the last year, over 1,000 fire fighter jobs have been lost nationally, a number equivalent to an entire brigade. West Yorkshire Fire Service has just launched a public consultation over its proposed cuts.

In Leeds, several fire stations are at threat of being closed or amalgamated. The number of available fire engines has been drastically reduced.

Leeds Socialist Party fully supports the workers in these fire stations, and urges a mass campaign to be built in West Yorkshire against these dangerous cuts as part of the fight against austerity.

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