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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:
Tory Covid chaos
North East lockdown: simmering anger at Tory incompetence
Testing shambles: unions must fight back
Johnson's schools social-distancing lie
Dispatches from the front - chaotic schools are not safe!
A day in the life of a salon worker
Workplace news in brief
'FinCEN Files' expose rampant financial corruption: nationalise the banks!
Extend eviction ban! Cap rents! Build council homes!
News in brief
Covid and the campuses
Why I joined
Why we joined the Socialist Party
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
Thailand: Youth rising against hated junta
TV: The English Game - how the working class made football the people's game
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