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The Slow Train: The Importance Of Parliamentary Rail Services, Defiant Survivors Of The Beeching Axe. | The Prole Star

The Slow Train: The Importance Of Parliamentary Rail Services, Defiant Survivors Of The Beeching Axe. | The Prole Star

“No more will I go to Blandford Forum and MortehoeOn the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road.No churns, no porter, no cat on a seatAt Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street.We won’t be meeting againOn the Slow Train.”

Manchester Unites Against The Right | The Prole Star

Manchester Unites Against The Right | The Prole Star

The glorious weather we saw on Sunday in Manchester was the perfect backdrop for a good old-fashioned British protest. The Football Lads Alliance held a rally at the Castlefield Bowl, met by a counter-protest against their presence in the city. The FLA claim to be gathering to make a stand against Islamic extremism, while the counter-protesters saw this as thinly-veiled racism and an opportunity to exploit the fears and grief of a city touched by the aftermath of a terrorist attack.