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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 August 2003
Blair: Not Wanted
TONY BLAIR is now the longest-serving Labour prime minister in history. Well, he's outstayed his welcome.
Along with George Bush, he lied about weapons of mass destruction in order to wage war on Iraq. He's destroying public services through privatisation and market-oriented 'reforms'.
The gap between rich and poor is widening, low pay is widespread and we're expected to work beyond retirement age for a lousy pension. Little wonder then that only 31% of people say they trust him and just 32% approve of his handling of the situation in Iraq.
We say it's time for Blair to go. And it's time to join the campaign for a new working-class party that will provide an alternative to the big-business policies of New Labour and the other establishment parties; a party that will stand up and fight for the rights of ordinary people.
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In The Socialist 9 August 2003:
Blair: Not Wanted
Workers Win Against BA Bullies
End Fat Cat Rule
Postal Workers Fight Back
Stop The Card Sharks In Sheffield!
Rich Pay Less, We Pay More
Stagecoach Devon bus workers: Fighting To Win
Labour party officer quits and joins Socialist Party
Blair's Web Of Deceit Continues To Unravel
Towards A New Left Party In Wales?
Bosses' Attacks Meet Shopfloor Anger
Socialist Party National trade Union meeting
Israeli/Palestinian conflict: Coming Unstuck - George Bush's Peace Plan
The Socialist 9 August 2003 |
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