The Socialist (UK newspaper)

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For the historical paper, see The Socialist (SLP newspaper).
The Socialist
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Front page of The Socialist on 7 November 2012
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Socialist Party
Publisher Socialist Publications
Editor Sarah Sachs-Eldridge
Founded 1964 as Militant
Political alignment Trotskyist
Language English
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
ISSN 1366-9621
OCLC number 39155867
Website www.socialistparty.org.uk/main/The_Socialist

The Socialist is the weekly paper of the Socialist Party. Founded in 1964 under the name Militant, it styled itself as the "Marxist voice of Labour and Youth" and played an important role in bringing together a strong left-wing grouping within the British Labour Party, so much so that the group came to be known as the Militant tendency after the newspaper they sold and read. In 1997, Militant Labour (successor to the Militant tendency) changed its name to the Socialist Party, and the Militant newspaper was renamed the Socialist the same year.

It is edited and written by the members and supporters of the political party publishing it. Sold by its members, it is a non-profit paper, carrying news and reports from around the country and from overseas.

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