Appeal from the editor

Editor Peter Manson reports on the WW's legal appeal

I am afraid that no new contributions have been received for our legal appeal this week. I suspect this could be linked to the fact that we still have not been able to inform readers as to the final amount we will have to shell out. Following the publication of an inaccurate article published last year, we were obliged to pay £1,000 damages plus expenses yet to be agreed (see ‘Unreserved apology’ Weekly Worker February 7).

The total raised now stands at £3,530, although the complainant’s solicitors are not rushing to inform us of the sum they wish to claim for their expenses. While that will be subject to negotiation, it will not be trivial.

You can contribute to the appeal by sending a cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘Weekly Worker’, to BCM Box 928, London WC1N 3XX; by going to our website and using our PayPal facility; or by transferring your donation directly from your online bank account - our account number is 00744310 (sort code: 30-99-64).

Please remember to specify the purpose of the donation. You can also ask your union branch or other progressive organisation to contribute. Download the draft motion and covering letter from the revolving carousel near the top of our home page.

Peter Manson