Sales of Socialist Worker outside workplaces are gathering strength. Last week in central London 14 were sold at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, 9 at Mount Pleasant post office and 5 at the Westminster site of the Jubilee Line Extension. In the north east 15 papers were sold at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with £15 collected for the Socialist Worker Appeal and £11 at Sunderland Civic Centre where 11 was collected. In Manchester 16 papers were sold at the town hall, 12 at Oldham Road post office and 8 at the Marks and Spencer construction site. In Bristol sales included 11 at the Avonmouth Bridge site and 9 at the central telephone exchange, while on Merseyside 15 were sold at Liverpool Royal Infirmary, 7 at Ford Halewood and 5 to staff at Senate House at Liverpool University.
Elsewhere 16 papers were sold outside the engine plant at Ford Dagenham, 24 at Riverside House council office in Greenwich, 14 at Remploy in Neath, 10 at Bradenham Centre council offices in Southwark, plus 6 at Frensham Street DLO depot in the borough, 7 at Huddersfield post office, 5 at Walthamstow Employment Agency office and 4 at Cardiff City Hall, 46 at the Blue in Bermondsey and 37 in Toxteth.
Saturday street sales continue to do well with 205 sold in Manchester Market Street and £85 collected for the Appeal, 167 in Newcastle with £37 collected, 136 in Glasgow's Argyle Street, 120 in Liverpool's Bold Street with £68 collected, 90 in Nottingham with £25 collected, 86 in Holloway, 70 in Wolverhampton with £73 collected, 65 at East Street Market in Southwark, 63 in Oldham with £25 collected, and 52 in Luton with £25 collected.
3 people joined the Socialist Workers Party last week at Keele University and Leicester; 2 in Euston and on the NUS London women's demonstration; 1 in Sunderland, Holloway, University of Central London, Charing Cross, Nottingham, Waltham Forest College, Manchester, Chorlton, Edinburgh, Camberwell, Brixton, South Bank University, Goldsmiths' College, Woolwich, Bristol Kingswood, Glasgow, Glasgow University, Coatbridge College and Imperial College.