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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 September 2003

Teach Blair A Lesson Build a new workers' party

AS SCHOOLS go back for the new term, many will find they are short of teachers. A headteacher survey says secondary schools in England and Wales have sacked 700 teachers and 300 support staff.

Another 2,700 teachers haven't been replaced.

Blair can find 5 billion for attacking and occupying Iraq but our schools are underfunded and understaffed. Young people who want to go to university face top-up fees of up to 3,000.

It doesn't matter how hard Blair tries to 'sex' them up, fees hit working-class young people hardest and put them off higher education.

Debt

Who wants to start their working life up to their neck in debt? Things are bad enough now. A survey by accounting giant KMPG showed nearly 1 in 5 people owe between 10,000 and 40,000, excluding mortgage repayments.

Nearly a quarter end up getting a loan just to cover day-to-day costs such as electricity bills! At the same time, one million children are suffering severe and persistent poverty.

Blair's got more than the Hutton inquiry to worry about. 160,000 Post Office workers are balloting on strike action against low wages, job losses and privatisation (see back page).

If they vote yes for action they should have the support of all workers who want to see an end to low pay and the selling off of public services.

Poverty pay, public services in crisis, privatisation, war, lies and spin - working-class people have had enough of Blair and the rest of his New Labour cronies.

Don't let them off the hook. Join the Socialist Party and our campaign for a new workers' party.

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In The Socialist 6 September 2003:

Teach Blair A Lesson Build a new workers' party

Blair's head still spinning

Fight low pay, job cuts and privatisation in Royal Mail

Death and destruction in Iraq

Stop SATs: Unions must take action

How to beat top-up fees

Asylum seekers: Blunkett's harsh policies ignore reality

Daggers drawn in the BNP

Understanding Marxism - a guide to action

Will new IVF proposals end the postcode lottery?

London blackout: Chaos shows up failure to invest

TUC conference: Opportunities for the Left

Civil service union challenges New Labour's pension pans

Are the unions on a collision course with Blair and the bosses?

Royal Mail's spin doctor

Strike action on the increase

Israel/Palestine: Ceasefire collapses as Sharon targets Palestinian leaders

Italy - a 'hot autumn' awaits Berlusconi

Build a movement against the occupation of Iraq

Iraq: Can the occupation be stopped?


 

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