Socialist Worker

Bradford's ace in the hole

by Brian Collier
Issue No. 2306

Respect Party activists and others are occupying an abandoned construction site in Bradford to protest over it being left empty for a decade.

Private firm Westfield was supposed to build a shopping centre on the site. But it stopped work, pleading poverty—and now all that’s left is a hole in the ground.

On Saturday 26 May activists started a protest camp on the site, called “Occupy Wastefield”. They were still there as Socialist Worker went to press.

Mohsin, one of the occupiers, told Socialist Worker, “Westfield has been derelict for ten years. Enough is enough!”

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Tue 5 Jun 2012, 17:15 BST
Issue No. 2306
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.