Mature tone

Robbie Rix reports on the Weekly Worker fighting fund

A brilliant effort by several comrades took us to within touching distance of our £2,000 target for November. You may recall that last week we still needed £679 in just five days, but, incredibly, we ended the month just £19 short!

Pride of place in the list of donors is comrade MW, who transferred no less than £250 via PayPal. He writes: “Someone gave me a bit of money recently and I thought that the Weekly Worker could do with a bit of it. I always enjoy reading your articles, and feel that your paper has a more mature tone than some others on the left. Hope the print edition will be back soon,”

Others who used PayPal were comrades DB and TB (£50 each), and, as usual AR clicked on that button to donate £5, while providing another fiver by standing order as well. And two other major donors were comrades JC and BK, who both came up with a fantastic £100 by bank transfer. Then there were standing orders from JT (£50), SS and GT (£15 each), and finally VP and RL (£10 each). All that came to £660, taking our total for November’s fighting fund up to £1,981. Not too bad at all!

Now we want to end 2020 with a flourish by breaking through that £2,000 barrier by at least the £19 we were short last month, and the good news is, after just two days we already have £176. The reason for that, of course, is all those start-of-the-month standing orders. Thanks go to EW (£40), ST (£30), MS (£20), MT (£15), TM (£12), MM (£11), AN, YM and DI (£10 each), BG (£7), PL (£6) and finally PBS (£5).

Let’s make sure we keep publishing all those articles in our usual “mature tone”! Please help out if you can.

Robbie Rix