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The Socialist 13 July 2016 |
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Sales of the Socialist through the roof since the referendum
Since the EU referendum sellers of the Socialist have been hitting the streets providing analysis of the rash of resignations and political crisis hitting the establishment parties, with hundreds snapping up copies. The Socialist spoke to Martin Reynolds in Waltham Forest:
Martin selling the Socialist photo Sarah Sachs-Eldridge (Click to enlarge)
Following the vote to leave the EU establishment politicians have panicked, leading to a number of resignations and a coup against Jeremy Corbyn. The EU vote saw a number of protests organised by pro-EU supporters who were mainly young people repulsed at the racist policies and media propaganda. I've joined them on the streets including outside Downing Street the day after the EU vote. I spoke to a number of the 200 or so people there and explained the socialist case for exit and sold eight papers. These youth had never heard the socialist case for exit.
I then went to Parliament Square on 27 June following the announcement of Hillary Benn being removed from the shadow cabinet to a rally in support of Corbyn. I sold 34 copies of the Socialist contributing to 90 sales since the EU referendum.
Most of these are sales based on supporting Corbyn against the attacks from the right-wing Blairites in his own party and the media, who have been relentlessly attacking him since his election as Labour Party leader ten months ago.