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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 July 2015

Socialist Party LGBT group plans fightback against attacks and austerity

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Michael Johnson, Socialist Party LGBT group convenor

The new budget has ushered in sweeping attacks on the working class as a whole in Britain but also disproportionally affects the LGBT community. Against this backdrop, the Socialist Party LGBT group met on 5 July.

We discussed the reality for LGBT people living under austerity in Britain, facing attacks on housing and healthcare, with Trans healthcare especially affected.

We heard about the loss of specialised homeless services for LGBT people in Southampton and specialist accommodation for LGBT youth and migrants in Manchester, removed so that they could be sold as luxury apartments!

The tasks for LGBT activists and the Socialist Party in fighting back against these attacks through our interventions in Pride events across the country were discussed.

Also, the importance of building our work in the more vulnerable sections of the LGBT movement such as the Trans community and LGBT asylum seekers who face massive struggles in fleeing persecution.

While Pride organisers were too busy inviting UKIP and bankers to lead their parades, the Socialist Party will be ready to help build campaigns to fight austerity that puts LGBT people at real risk. Socialist Party members interested in LGBT issues should get in touch and get involved!

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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In The Socialist 8 July 2015:


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Socialist Party workplace news

Hospital porters mop up in NHS pay battle triumph

Tube union: why we're striking

Britain's biggest union could reconsider funding Labour after leadership elections

Education under attack! Reports from the front line of the fightback

Yorkshire firefighters demonstrate against crew cuts

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party campaigns

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Bitter fight to save Bitterne walk-in centre continues

Scotland and North-West England hold TUSC conferences


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Why I joined: 'the Socialist Party has given me political confidence'

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