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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 February 2004
No More Lies
ONCE AGAIN lapdog Tony is following behind his master Bush.
Having said last week that there was no need for an inquiry into weapons of
mass destruction (WMD), Tony Blair is now setting one up.
It's clear that Blair is planning another whitewash -
blaming the spooks this time rather than the BBC. But we don't want a Hutton
Mark 2. We want a real investigation - not a cover-up by establishment judges,
civil servants and politicians.
We can't trust them to look at the real reasons why more
than 10,000 Iraqi civilians have been slaughtered; why more than £5 billion of
our money has been spent on a bloody war and occupation rather than the
services we need.
We want a real inquiry, carried out by elected representatives of ordinary people, including trade unions and community groups.
We've had enough of Blair's lies and deception. He lied about
lied about introducing top-up fees and he lied about public services.
The war in Iraq was about oil, profits, power and prestige.
At home and abroad Blair and New Labour are in the pockets of big business.
It's time to fight back.
Join us and help build a new mass party of ordinary working
people to challenge the profit-seeking warmongers of New Labour and the rest.
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In The Socialist 7 February 2004:
War and occupation
No More Lies
War Crimes and Whitewashes
We demand a real investigation
BBC Workers Angry At Hutton Attacks
Socialist Party workplace news and analysis
The Trade Unions And The Labour Party
Trade Union Left Convention
Civil Service Strike: Around the Picket Lines
Strike threat forces negotiations in civil service pay battle
Leicester Lecturers On Indefinite Strike
Stop These Council Cuts
International socialist news and analysis
Brazil - Movement For A New Workers' Party Is Launched
Venezuela: Workers Struggle Against Reaction
The Socialist 7 February 2004 |
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