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Peter Taaffe speaks on BBC radio about Margaret Thatcher's legacy
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party, was yesterday invited to give a series of interviews to BBC Radio local stations on whether there should be protests at Thatcher's funeral.
Ten million people listen to the 'drive-time' programmes across local radio! Peter was explicit in voicing the rage of many working-class people who were affected by Thatcher and the policies she put forward on behalf of the capitalist class, and defended the right to protest.
This was linked to local issues, eg the Durham miners on Radio Tees, the Liverpool struggle on Radio Merseyside, the anti-poll tax struggle on Radio Scotland, etc.
Peter was also able to broaden the issues to take up the attacks of neo-liberalism and its effects on all the major parties.
You can hear the interviews by going to the iPlayer section of your local radio station at the approximate times listed below.
Recorded programmes of this nature are only made available for up to seven days, so we also provide below a MP3 recording of the Merseyside interview.
Wednesday 10th April
1608 WILTSHIRE http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016b6wy
1615 SCOTLAND http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rmgcy
1622 WM http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016bryy
1639 TEES http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016jx0k
1646 BERKSHIRE http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016qr3q
1652 NORTHAMPTON http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016b6xs
1700 MERSEYSIDE http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016kt7q
1710 SOMERSET http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016xr7w
1715 BRISTOL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016qfjh
1725 SURREY&SUSSEX http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016kgdt
1730 HEREFORD AND WORCESTER http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016kgbs