Appeal from the editor

The lastest on our legal appeal from Peter Manson

Three comrades have donated hefty sums to our legal appeal this week. Comrade CG wrote a cheque for £100, while comrades SS and RW transferred £100 and £10 respectively into the Weekly Worker account. SS was as good as his word - he told us last week that we could expect his contribution in time for the current issue, remarking that he was making it “in celebration of the death of Margaret Thatcher”.

The total raised now stands at £3,360. We are currently in negotiations to determine the final figure we have to pay to meet the complainant’s legal costs, having already handed over £1,000 in damages. (For details of the legal dispute please see ‘Unreserved apology’ Weekly Worker February 7.)

Several comrades are taking the appeal to their union branch, so we hope to have good news on that front very soon. If you want to do the same, please download the template letter and/or draft motion calling for support from our website. It is currently the fourth item on the carousel at the top of our home page.

To make a personal donation, the simplest, cheapest and quickest way is to follow the lead of SS and RW - if you have an online bank account, that is. Transfer your contribution directly to account number 00744310 (sort code: 30-99-64). Or you can click on the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the website. In both cases please do not forget to inform us as to the purpose of the donation.

Finally, send cheques and postal orders, payable to ‘Weekly Worker’, to BCM Box 928, London WC1N 3XX.