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Posted on 28 June 2013 at 11:13 GMT

Socialist Party Scotland discusses the 1980s' Liverpool battle

Over 50 people packed into a Socialist Party Scotland public meeting on Wednesday night on "Liverpool 1983-1987 - when socialist councillors refused to make the cuts and why we need more of the same today". Socialist Party Scotland predecessor, Militant, played a leading role in the Liverpool struggle. Half those attending were at their first Socialist Party meeting

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