Sure Start victory

TRADE UNIONIST AND SOCIALIST COALITION (TUSC)

NEWS RELEASE – 23 February 2015

TUSC Prospective Parliamentary candidate Tony Mulhearn (Riverside) and Dave Walsh (Wavertree) congratulate the achievement of the Save Our Surestart Children’s Centres Campaign

 

TUSC congratulates the victory of the community organisations in their magnificent campaign to save the 10 Sure Start Centres that had been earmarked for closure. It demonstrates clearly that an effective campaign can produce results.

We note that Mayor Anderson has used the city financial reserves as part of the financial package used keep the centres open and we give full support to a continuance of the campaign to save the centres permanently and not be reliant on a short-term solution.

Those same reserves can be used to save the other services that have been cut during the butchery of the last 2 years.

TUSC believes that Mayor Anderson’s constant lament that nothing can be done to stem the approaching £56million of further cuts is wrong and we call for the city council to spearhead a mass campaign with an appeal to the Local Authority trade unions and other Labour city councils to join in such a campaign to force this rotten, corrupt government, which is now revealed as the fat-cat tax dodgers’ political wing, to retreat and to restore the money which has been unjustly stolen from the city.

 

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For further information email: Merseysidetusc@gmail.com

HBSC scandal

HSBC

The Austerity liars exposed again. The main parties: Tory, Labour, LibDems and UKIP claim austerity is necessary. It’s a gigantic lie to justify the attacks on those who did not cause the crisis.

The HSBC files, which over the period 2005-2007, amount to the biggest banking leak in history, shedding light on some 30,000 accounts holding almost $120bn (£78bn) of assets.

HSBC was headed during the period covered in the files by Stephen Green – now Lord Green – who served as the global bank’s chief executive, then group chairman until 2010 when he left to become a trade minister in the House of Lords for David Cameron’s new government.

TUSC offers a clear anti-austerity policy.

Vote for your TUSC candidate.

Liverpool: A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

I didn’t think it was possible, but Chuka Ummuna’s description of Mayor Joe Anderson as a great example when people ask what a Labour Government in action would look like, is becoming increasingly ridiculous.

He said: “I can point to somebody like Joe Anderson because he’s enterprising and [his council], like all the other authorities, has been subject to cuts, he’s not allowed to run a deficit, but has been doing really creative things in the economy over there.”

Does he mean that it’s a good thing that Joe has been bankrolling the rich from the city’s reserves while butchering the services of the needy?

A Church of England charity has described England as one of the most unequal countries in the western world and said Liverpool has five of the most deprived areas in the country.  It names Toxteth (East); Anfield,; Toxteth (West), Heyworth Street, Queens Road.

This is before a further £156million pounds worth of butchery is implemented.

I wonder does Chuka still hold the same opinion after reading the Church of England report. In any case Chuka is acting as a great recruiting sergeant for TUSC.

UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall is to stand in Bootle

WARNIING: UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall is to stand in the Bootle constituency in the General Election.

He will face current Sefton council leader Peter Dowd who was chosen by Labour as their candidate last year after the retirement of veteran MP Joe Benton.

Thus thundered the media.

Also standing is Peter Glover the TUSC candidate, who has twenty years of campaigning for working people. Forgotten of course by the media which gives yards of publicity to UKIP.

We call on the anti-austerity movement to mobilise maximum support for Peter in May. Don’t let the poison of UKIP, a pro-austerity Party, seep into Bootle.