New figures published last month by the Pesticides Residue Committee
(PRC) for the British government have raised serious concerns over the
safety of fresh fruit and vegetables, both imported and UK grown
produce. The government discovered levels of controlled pesticides in
foods that exceed legal and safety limits.
THIS WEEKEND’S Golden Jubilee celebrations survived a crisis -
Buckingham Palace started burning down. After the public were evacuated
and firefighters efficiently got the blaze under control, TV
commentators asked the question on everyone’s lips: "Has anything
expensive got scorched?"
“SO MUCH has been transferred to the national level, and so much of the
financial control is retained there, that being asked to vote in a local
election is like being asked to select which crumbs you would prefer
from the rich man’s table,” commented the Guardian’s Hugo Young on
Local authority elections took place in most parts of England on 2 May.
We contested 30 seats. In general our votes increased [see table below].
By comparison, we received more than double the average Socialist
DURING PEACEFUL protests last year on May Day in London, the
Metropolitan police at Oxford Circus penned thousands of people in, for
several hours. Two of those held are to sue the police for wrongful
detention. One of them, Lois Austin, a leading member of the Socialist
Party (CWI section in England and Wales), was...
On Saturday December 1, 2001 the Socialist Alliance (SA) held a national
conference to agree a new constitution. The SA was founded by ourselves
and others in the mid 90s with the aim of bringing together different
socialist organisations and individuals on the basis of the maximum
possible principled unity, whilst at...
One after-effect of the World Trade Centre attack has been an increase
in racism and racist attacks. One Afghan taxi driver, who came to
Britain to escape persecution in Afghanistan, was paralysed from the
neck down after being kicked and beaten by three men in Twickenham, who
taunted him about events in America.