Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/180/7965

From The Socialist newspaper, 3 November 2000

Guilty!

JOHN MAJOR was Tory prime minister at the height of the crisis over BSE, "mad cow disease" and its human variant vCJD. His government blatantly talked down the risks of eating BSE-infected meat. They lied to defend the abattoir owners, the meat and livestock millionaires, from the consequences of their unsafe practices.

The 4,000-page Phillips report on BSE does not condemn Major. We do. He lied to defend agribusiness' profits, now over 80 people have died from vCJD.

Guilty!

GERALD CORBETT, chief executive of privatised rail company Railtrack, and the rest of his board should be in the dock, charged with corporate manslaughter after the Southall, Paddington and Hatfield train crashes. Corbett claimed that privatisation would help the railways. That was a lie.

He now admits privatisation was "not designed to optimise safety." Its priorities swelled the private companies' profits at the cost of huge reductions in track maintenance workers and a 30% rise in broken rails.

Guilty!

TONY BLAIR and his New Labour government have been in office for three and a half years. They've covered up the Tory lies and cover-ups on BSE and continued their rail sell-offs. They've also kept all the Tories' rotten pro-market, pro-big business policies.

Capitalism can only survive by lying about its lousy system. Join our fight for a socialist alternative.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 3 November 2000:

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Defend Jobs and Services

The Blaim Someone Else Report

Rail's belated rush for safety

Domestic Violence: Shock figures but no new resources

Northern Ireland: Another Middle East in the Making?

BSE crisis - the madness of the profit system

Sri Lanka's violent election


 

Home   |   The Socialist 3 November 2000   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Privatisation:

triangleNasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangleCWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangleNHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

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

triangleTories wreck our NHS

BSE:

triangleBSE crisis - the madness of the profit system

triangleTories promote fast food nation

Rail:

triangleRMT strikes against removal of train guards spreads

triangleHow the Single Market blocks socialist policies

Tony Blair:

triangleFrom Militant to the Socialist Party

Big business:

triangleTories torn - bin them now

Capitalism:

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

Historic events

Historic events

18/10/17

Russian revolution

Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

4/10/17

Che Guevara

Che Guevara 50 years on - revolutionary socialist and fighter

23/8/17

Review

Mutinies and strikes: when Bolshevism threatened British bosses

23/8/17

Anti-fascist

Lewisham 1977: When socialists and workers defeated the far-right National Front

9/8/17

Marx

Marx's Capital at 150: an unequalled analysis and critique of capitalism

26/7/17

Russian revolution

Russia 1917: how art helped make the revolution

12/7/17

Russian revolution

July Days 1917: battles with counterrevolution

6/7/17

LGBT

Lessons from the Russian revolution for LGBT+ struggle today

28/6/17

Liverpool

Liverpool's 1983-87 socialist council

21/6/17

Revolution

The Pentrich uprising: revolution and counter-revolution in 19th century Britain

31/5/17

Russian revolution

June 1917: when workers in Britain first tried to form soviets

26/4/17

May Day

The real origins of May Day

26/4/17

Labour Party

How Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

29/3/17

Russian revolution

April 1917: how the Bolsheviks reorientated

8/3/17

Ferries

1987 Zeebrugge disaster

triangleMore Historic events 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

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

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

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

More ...

triangle19 Oct Waltham Forest Young Socialists: Deaths in police custody

triangle19 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Spanish revolution 1936-37

triangle19 Oct Cardiff East Socialist Party: Is equality for women possible under capitalism?

triangle19 Oct Wirral 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