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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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The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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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


 

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