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5 March 2014
On 25 February the BBC's 6pm news bulletin referred to Militant, the Socialist's predecessor, in its item on PIE
8 December 2013
Speaking to the BBC when the proposed 11% pay rise for MPs first caused an outcry in July, Dave Nellist, Socialist Party member and the 'Coventry MP who gave away half his pay' to workers' struggles while representing his constituents, called the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority [Ipsa]
2 October 2013
A recent BBC Panorama episode, 'Locked up for being ill?', looks at the growing police involvement in supporting people with mental health problems, writes Helen Pattison.
2 October 2013
Set in Birmingham in 1919, new BBC drama Peaky Blinders gives a fictionalised account of the criminal outfit of that name in the early 20th century, giving an engaging snapshot of the political situation then, writes Nick Hart, Birmingham Socialist Party.
19 August 2013
I cannot even plan to go to the pub, so I cannot even start to imagine having responsibility for children while holding a zero-hours contract
13 July 2013
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire highlights that Socialist Party member Dave Nellist only took a worker's wage when he was an MP, and he condemns the rise being given to MPs now
8 July 2013
The cruel, hated bedroom tax is leading to growing rent arrears
19 June 2013
Dave Walsh, organiser of the 'Liverpool 47' events celebrating the 30th anniversary of Liverpool's socialist Labour council from 1983 to 1987, wrote to BBC Northwest recently about their coverage of the events
28 May 2013
Interview with Peter Taaffe on Militant, the Labour Party and the struggle of the socialist led council 1983-87 in Liverpool.
11 April 2013
The Socialist Party's general secretary was interviewed by BBC Radio on whether there should be protests at Thatcher's funeral
3 April 2013
Thera East Midlands: Joe Warner, the (now former) managing director of Thera East Midlands has resigned. Unison members who are in dispute with the company had been wondering where he was!
20 March 2013
Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Bectu at the BBC have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over job cuts...
20 February 2013
Education dept strike: PCS members at the Department for Education have voted to strike over a threat to 1,000 jobs and six offices...
18 February 2013
Pickets were out early in Southampton as part of a national strike at the BBC over compulsory redundancies
13 February 2013
Hospital workers fighting massive pay cuts have forced Mid Yorks hospital Trust to extend the deadline for agreeing to new contracts by three weeks so that negotiations can proceed
12 February 2013
BBC NUJ journalists will come out on strike on 18 February, unless the corporation agrees to end compulsory redundancies and redeploy the posts under an agreed scheme
14 November 2012
Any sympathy for George Entwistle following his resignation as BBC director general after just eight weeks in the job was tempered by anger at his £450,000 pay-off and estimated £877,000 pension
31 October 2012
The revelations about Jimmy Savile's serial sexual assaults and rape of children over decades will disgust many from the 'Jim'll Fix It' generation, writes Eleanor Donne.
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