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A party for the millions...not the millionaires!
SO THE husband of New Labour MP Tessa Jowell 'forgot' to tell her that he had taken a £350,000 'present' from a dodgy Italian businessman. What world do these MPs live in?
Not the world of most working-class people struggling to pay their gas, electric and council tax bills. New Labour ministers don't lie awake at night worrying about how much they're spending on gas. They don't fret over whether their children can get a decent education under Ruth Kelly's education Bill.
While they're hobnobbing with the rich and powerful and pushing the needs of the wealthy and big business, we're having to fight to keep our pensions and to save the NHS and other services from privatisation and cuts.
The case for a new party that stands up for the interests of ordinary working people instead of the super rich could not be clearer. Now's the time to sign up to the Campaign for a New Workers' Party.
Come to the conference on 19 March and add your voice to the growing numbers that are campaigning for a real, fighting alternative to the sleazy, anti-working-class politics of New Labour and the rest.
In The Socialist 9 March 2006:
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