Appeal from the editor

Weekly Worker editor Peter Manson provides an update

My appeal to individual readers is continuing to evoke a response, although this week in the form of rather smaller sums - thanks go to JS (£20), DD (£10) and BP (£10). We are asking comrades to contribute to our legal fund following the out-of-court settlement we reached as a result of the publication of an article a year ago (see ‘Unreserved apology’, February 7) and that extra £40 takes us a little short of the £3,000 mark - we now have £2,950.

Once again I have to report that the final amount of the settlement is unknown. Although damages of £1,000 have been paid, we are still negotiating over legal costs - which, as readers will appreciate, can mount up even when an agreement is quickly reached. Please send cheques and postal orders, payable to ‘Weekly Worker’, to BCM Box 928, London WC1N 3XX. Alternatively, transfer your donation directly to our account (sort code: 30-99-64; account: 00744310) or via our website using PayPal. Please ensure you inform us of the purpose of the transfer.

For those comrades wishing to approach, for example, their union branch for a contribution, a template letter and draft motion calling for support can be downloaded from the carousel on our website.