Statement from Leicester Socialist Students on the UCU Strike

This week, the UCU trade union (representing academic and related workers, including many students who teach as postgrads) will be taking industrial action for fairer pay in higher education. They will be on strike at universities across the country on 25th-26th May, and at the same time beginning to ‘work to rule’, which means they will…

Leicester Makes Short Shrift of Britain First

Like much of the East Midlands, Leicester is well known for its multi-ethnic communities. Narborough Road, for instance, has recently been named as one of the most multicultural streets in the country. It is perhaps for this reason above all that the vile right wing organisation Britain First thought that their ideas might resonate here….

Why Sadiq Khan’t Stop Supporting the 1%

The last couple of weeks have been tumultuous for the Labour Party, to say the least. Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity message has made significant gains at the polls, despite the best efforts of Labour right wingers to smear the left of party with accusations of anti-Semitism. One of the biggest wins for Labour was the election…

Why Cutting Culture Costs Us All

It is to my eternal disgust that the budget for the arts is being continually cut and filed down, as they are not considered as useful, as “proper”, as other subjects, such as maths and science, by our ‘charming’ government. Also, less and less importance is being placed on learning English (as in literature and…