Appeal from the editor

Contributions have reached a worrying stand-still, writes Weekly Worker editor Peter Manson

For the second week in succession there are no contributions to our legal appeal to report, so the total raised remains stuck at £3,380. Which is a little worrying, to say the least.

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 the complainant’s solicitors do not seem to be in a hurry to inform us of the sum they wish to claim for their expenses. While that will be subject to negotiation, it will not be small.

If you have already contributed or perhaps are unable to afford to do so, perhaps you might consider taking our appeal to your union branch or other progressive organisation. If you have a meeting coming up, you can download the draft motion and covering letter from our website. As I write, it is the third item on the revolving carousel near the top of our home page.

To make an individual donation, you have three options. The easiest is by bank transfer from your online bank account - our account number is 00744310 (sort code: 30-99-64). Secondly, you can click on the PayPal ‘Donate’ button at cpgb.org.uk. And finally we would be pleased to receive a cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘Weekly Worker’, at BCM Box 928, London WC1N 3XX. Please do not forget to let us know the purpose of the donation, especially if you have made a bank or PayPal transfer.