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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 September 2020

Liverpool Council must save care homes

Politicians, speaking at the protest to stop the closure of two care homes in Liverpool, made false promises to silence families and lessen anger on 21 September.

Labour MP Ian Byrne claimed that Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson had, moments before the protest, told him to ask staff and residents not to leave the care home. This is an utter shambles. Residents are already being offered places in other care homes.

Although the organiser said that the protest was not political, protesters accepted Socialist Party leaflets on the issue. Somebody from the crowd also asked when this could become political!

The organiser did say staff need to be employed by the local council and "we are here to stay". Mayor Anderson said the cost of running the homes is too much for the cash-strapped council.

Like Militant - now the Socialist Party - did when we led Liverpool council, the current Labour council should refuse to implement cuts. If they don't, then we will stand candidates against them, who will defy the cuts.

Bharathi Suba, Liverpool Socialist Party

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In The Socialist 23 September 2020:


Coronavirus news

Tory Covid chaos

North East lockdown: simmering anger at Tory incompetence

Testing shambles: unions must fight back

Johnson's schools social-distancing lie


Schools

Dispatches from the front - chaotic schools are not safe!


Workplace news

A day in the life of a salon worker

Workplace news in brief


News

'FinCEN Files' expose rampant financial corruption: nationalise the banks!

Extend eviction ban! Cap rents! Build council homes!

News in brief


Universities

Covid and the campuses


Why I joined

Why we joined the Socialist Party


Campaigns

Fund NHS and pay rise now

Coventry: Socialist Students is back

Liverpool Council must save care homes

Sussex: Hands off Peacehaven schools

Fighting fund: One week to raise 3,444

The Socialist: More than a newspaper


International news

Thailand: Youth rising against hated junta


Readers' opinion

TV: The English Game - how the working class made football the people's game

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