The Dome resounds
LAST WEEK it was more cash being wasted on the Dome, now it's fuel costs. This government reels from one crisis to another. Over the funding of the Dome Socialist Worker sellers were out last Saturday demanding no more cash is wasted on this white elephant and Lord Falconer resigns.
166 papers were sold in Glasgow's Argyle Street; Newcastle sellers sold out of 162 papers; 115 were sold in Sheffield city centre; 107 on Princes Street in Edinburgh, where 3 people joined the Socialist Workers Party; 95 in Cardiff; Leeds sellers sold out of 91 papers, collected �73 and recruited 3 people to the SWP; 78 in Southwark's East Street market; 52 in both York, with �50 collected for Prague, and Hammersmith, where �26 was collected; 47 in Bitterne, Southampton; 42 in Coventry; 36 in Clay Cross (where we were campaigning against the closure of Bywaters); 35 in Cudworth, South Yorkshire; 32 in Eccles; 31 in Nuneaton; and 30 in both Rotherham and Mansfield. Across Hackney in London 207 papers were sold on Saturday.
Workplace sales benefited from anger with Blair, with 16 papers sold at Bristol central telephone exchange and �76 collected for the Dudley strikers. Elsewhere 20 papers were sold at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary; 21 at Manchester town hall; 16 at Leeds General Infirmary; 15 at both Swinton town hall and Sheffield's new town hall; 13 at Glacier Metals in Glasgow; 11 at Coventry's Walsgrave Hospital; 10 at British Aerospace, Woodford; 8 at Leeds St James Hospital; and 6 at Penarth post office. 110 papers were sold to striking Dudley hospitals workers and their supporters.