INTRODUCTION: While most of London has gradually found itself gripped by jubilee fever during the months of preparation building up to the day itself on the seventh of June, a small but determined group has been making its feelings against the jubilee known to quite a substantial audience.
GV & CU Magazines carrying anti-jubilee material (3 shots)
GV & CU Anti-jubilee graffiti (2 shots)
CU "Socialist Worker" newspaper with anti-jubilee headline
SCU Socialist International worker Peter Marsden speaking
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 4) MARSDEN: "Well, effectively, and the politicians keep telling us, the country and in fact most of the world is in an economic crisis, and most of the working people in Britain today know this only too well and to their cost. Living standards are being cut and the economists in the Financial Times tell us this -- four to eight per cent. Around here for instance -- Bethnal Green, Hackney -- we've had about seven or eight hospitals close within the last two years. The same applies to schools where the number of children in a class are being increased throughout, and there are many, many teachers among the one and a half million people on the dole. And in a year when everyone else is being asked to cut back on their living standards, when we are all being told that we've got to make sacrifices, we're being shown this bonanza of one of the.......richest families in the world being feted around the country and lots and lots of money spent on them."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Guardian newspaper reports that a special operation is being mounted at the Socialist Workers' Party headquarters in the East End of London to try to meet orders for anti-jubilee stickers, posters and badges. According to the Guardian 200,000 stickers and 50,000 badges have already been sold, with demand still exceeding supply.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: While most of London has gradually found itself gripped by jubilee fever during the months of preparation building up to the day itself on the seventh of June, a small but determined group has been making its feelings against the jubilee known to quite a substantial audience.
SYNOPSIS: For instance, anybody who reads a far left-wing newspaper is bound to know by now that the publishers thoroughly disapprove of the whole business. Get stuck in a traffic jam by a building site and you can't avoid the graffiti. They range from the moderately insulting to the downright rude -- but the sentiment is the same --emphatically antimonarchist. Leading the campaign is the "Socialist Worker" newspaper. Socialist International worker Peter Marsden explained their views.