Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/456/5469

From The Socialist newspaper, 28 September 2006

Thousands say:

Blair out! New Labour out!

Build a new workers' party

Part of the ISR contingent on the STWC march. Photos Hannah seaman

Part of the ISR contingent on the STWC march. Photos Hannah seaman

TENS OF thousands of people demonstrated outside the Labour Party conference in Manchester last Saturday to tell Blair that he, and his fellow warmongers, should go now!

Bob Severn

Almost three and a half years since US president George Bush, and his British poodle Blair, claimed victory in Iraq, the occupation, death and violence continues. The Muslim month of Ramadan started with over 35 people being killed by a car bomb attack in Sadr City, Baghdad. On the same day, nine severed heads were found in the city of Tikrit. The UN has reported that 7,600 civilians were killed in Iraq in July and August.

Blair has also backed the invasion of south Lebanon by the Israeli Defence Force and sent troops to Afghanistan. Following the death of 14 British servicemen in an aircraft crash, a leaked email from a paratroop major last week said that the air force's role in Afghanistan was "utterly, utterly useless". Another senior officer said that British casualties in Afghanistan were far higher than officially estimated.

But what alternative do we have to Blair? Gordon Brown, if he follows Blair as prime minister, has made it clear that he will continue to back up US imperialism to the hilt!

The 'New Labour project'

At the Labour Party conference Brown again made it clear that he would "continue the New Labour project" of pro-big business polices of cuts and privatisation.

As chancellor, Brown has lead the attacks on public services, including 10,000 job cuts in the Department for Work and Pensions, with 20,000 more to come. Not to forget Brown's full support for the privatisation, job cuts and closures in the NHS, as well as in universities and schools.

The only 'new' policy Brown has put forward at the conference is more devolution for local and regional government.

This is not much of a 'new' policy at all. In 2004, the North East referendum for a regional assembly returned a huge 'no' vote as people saw it as less democracy, more bureaucracy!

Workers, unemployed and young people need a party that fights for their interests - for good public services, decent pay, guaranteed pensions and against war and occupation. No wonder they will not join the Labour Party!

This is why the Socialist Party is helping to build the Campaign for a New Workers' Party, to represent the millions instead of the millionaires.

  • Contact the CNWP: email info@cnwp.org.uk or write to: CNWP, PO Box 858, London E11 1YG. www.cnwp.org.uk
  • Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


    In The Socialist 28 September 2006:


    Socialist Party NHS campaign

    NHS SOS

    On the march to save the NHS

    Lewisham - Liberals save Labour's blushes on NHS

    NHS Logistics: Workers strike against sell-off

    300 rally to oppose privatisation - prepare for strike action


    Socialist Party campaigns

    Blair out! New Labour out!

    Tommy Sheridan: Murdoch's new offensive

    Manchester's hostile welcome to Blair

    Blair's long goodbye

    Socialist Students getting a fantastic response


    International socialist news and analysis

    Latin America in revolt

    Fighting the neo-liberal offensive

    Capitalism's ruthless struggle for oil and gas

    Class unity is the only answer

    Mass protests over 'lies speech'

    Cuba - before and after the revolution


     

    Home   |   The Socialist 28 September 2006   |   Join the Socialist Party

    Subscribe   |   Donate  




    Related links:

    Labour:

    triangleSheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

    triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

    triangleTories torn - bin them now

    triangleSwansea Socialist Party: Mother Jones - A US labour pioneer

    triangleThe end of the Tories?

    CNWP:

    triangleCNWP extended steering committee meeting

    triangleNew workers' party needed

    triangleUnion activists discuss pulling the plug on Labour

    triangleCampaign for a new workers' party

    Labour Party:

    triangleUnite local government sector plans strike ballot

    triangleHousing crisis: Corbyn's positive measures blanked by Labour's right

    triangleThe Tories must be driven out

    Reports and campaigns

    Reports and campaigns

    19/10/17

    North West

    Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

    18/10/17

    Democratic rights

    Conference on state spies: who's watching who?

    18/10/17

    Leeds

    Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

    18/10/17

    Royal Mail

    Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

    18/10/17

    PCS

    Balloting members on the pay cap

    18/10/17

    Art

    'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

    18/10/17

    Council

    Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

    18/10/17

    South West Wales

    Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

    18/10/17

    NHS

    Uprising to save the NHS!

    18/10/17

    Socialism

    Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

    18/10/17

    East London

    No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

    18/10/17

    North London

    North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

    18/10/17

    BAE

    Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

    18/10/17

    Schools

    Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

    18/10/17

    Swansea

    Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

    triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


    Join the Socialist Party
    Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
    Donate to the Socialist Party

    triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

    triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

    triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

    triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

    triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

    triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

    triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

    More ...

    triangle21 Oct Birmingham: NSSN Solidarity Forum

    triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

    triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

    triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

    More ...

    Socialist Party Facebook page
    Socialist Party on Twitter
    Visit us on Youtube

    Archive

    Archives:

    October 2017

    September 2017

    August 2017

    July 2017

    June 2017

    May 2017

    April 2017

    March 2017

    February 2017

    January 2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2012

    2011

    2010

    2009

    2008

    2007

    2006

    2005

    2004

    2003

    2002

    2001

    2000

    1999

    Legal

    SP RSS feed RSS

    Platform setting: = No platform choice

    V2