It's common sense
THERE'S ONE common sense solution to the tragic mess on Britain's railways-renationalisation. But that's a word banned from New Labour's lexicon. In contrast, Socialist Worker sellers were out shouting about the need to renationalise loud and clear. In Oxford 80 copies of Socialist Worker were sold in town on Saturday, with 20 outside the train station. 185 copies were sold in Newcastle on Saturday, 170 in Sheffield plus 84 outside the train centre on Friday night, 130 in Birmingham where �48 was collected for the Socialist Worker Appeal, 77 in Nottingham, 28 on a new sale in Long Eaton and 32 in Walsall.
Workplace sales included 10 papers sold at Imperial Tobacco in Nottingham, 9 at Land Rover in Solihull, 5 at Goodyear Tyres in Wolverhampton, 4 at Penn Nyla textiles in Long Eaton, 5 at Shrubhill social work department in Edinburgh, 4 at St James Hospital in Leeds, and 2 at the Serco train depot in Nottingham. On Clydeside 20 papers were sold at Glacier Metals, 9 at Chivas Regal and 5 at Yarrow's shipyard.
81 papers were sold on the demonstration outside the Israeli embassy last Saturday, while 75 were sold during the pensioners' demo in Southwark. In the last week 3 people joined the SWP on last Saturday's protest at the Israeli embassy; 2 in Neath, Nottingham and Leeds; 1 at De Montfort University, Newcastle, Prestwich, Glasgow, Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Greenwich Community College, Queen's Park, Brixton, Cardiff and Westminster University.