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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 May 2007

New Labour panics and resorts to lies

EVEN LABOUR'S newest recruits lie and cheat to secure their seats and that is not just in Whitehall but in Crosland Moor and Netherton ward, where Socialist Party member Ian Slattery is standing for the Save Huddersfield NHS campaign.

New Labour put out a leaflet of slander in which they falsely claim Save NHS councillor Jackie Grunsell voted for cuts in rubbish collection and care services despite having heard her speak against these cuts!

The New Labour candidate, Sarwar, is a former Lib Dem councillor who switched, over a personal difference with other Liberals rather than for political reasons. The Labour material reiterates on every page that "local elections are about local issues" and that "we don't do national politics"! This is from someone who left one party for another one he is ashamed to be identified with!

A supporter of our campaign told Jackie as soon as she received the lying leaflet. Threatened with a story in the local paper, Labour promised to distribute a retraction but as yet nothing has been seen.

Their arrogance knows no limits nor does their drive for power and prestige - a trait common to all capitalist politicians. Jackie was told by the head of the Labour group that this "is politics"! This is the type of thing that turns people off politics.

It is left to socialists and genuine campaigners to lift politics out of the gutter and take it back to the streets and communities that are left without a voice by the arrogant, lying, corrupt big-business parties.

Sarah Sachs-Eldridge

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In The Socialist 3 May 2007:

2007 election analysis: Time for a new workers' party

Scottish Elections: Labour rocked as SNP wins


Socialist Party election campaign

NHS cuts... privatisation... widening wealth gap

Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference


Socialist Party NHS campaign

NHS: A matter of life and death in Swansea

Fat cats eye the cream


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS: Fighting for jobs, pay and services

Picketing the Tate Modern


Socialist Party editorial

Widening wealth gap needs working-class response


Socialist Party election campaign

Packed election rally for Scotland's Solidarity

Irish election - Socialist Party takes on the establishment

New Labour panics and resorts to lies

Yorkshire ISR and Socialist Students day of action


Global Warming

Alternative energy: Winds of change?


Education

Stop these education cuts


Socialist Students

Campaign to Defeat Fees

Seattle students walkout against the Iraq war

Pressure mounts for troops withdrawal


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

Russia April 1917: Lenin returns from exile


Comment

Women must have the right to choose!


Socialist Party news and analysis

What 'public-private partnerships really mean

Campaigning for LGBT rights

Oppose legal aid contracts tooth and nail


Socialist Party workplace news

Support the Sunvic strikers

Greenwich workers fight on

Remember the dead but fight for the living

The scandal of HSE cuts


 

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