Appeal from the editor

Contributions to our legal appeal have slowed down a bit, says Peter Manson, can you help step things up again?

There were no contributions to our legal appeal this week, so the total raised remains at £3,380. At least I do not think there were any - as Robbie Rix reports elsewhere, there were a good number of donations made to the Weekly Worker, but no-one specified that their contribution was for the appeal.

As readers will know, we have agreed a settlement of £1,000 plus costs following the publication of an inaccurate article last year (see ‘Unreserved apology’ Weekly Worker February 7). But we are still waiting to hear from the complainant’s solicitors the exact sum they wish to claim from us for their expenses. All we can say is that it will not be a trifling amount.

We have not yet had any returns from comrades taking our appeal to their union branch or other organisation, so if you have a meeting coming up, why not download the letter and draft motion from our website? It is the fourth item on the revolving carousel near the top of our home page. But make sure you put in the motion in advance.

To make an individual donation, the simplest, cheapest and quickest way of doing so is by bank transfer from your online bank account. Our account number is 00744310 (sort code: 30-99-64). Or you can click on the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the website, but in either case please do not forget to let us know the purpose of the donation. Finally, send cheques and postal orders, payable to ‘Weekly Worker’, to BCM Box 928, London WC1N 3XX.