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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 May 2001

Socialist Alliance hits the airwaves

THE SOCIALIST Alliance election broadcasts went out on Tuesday 22 May and generated a huge response from people interested in socialism.

Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist was the presenter of the radio election broadcast which went out on BBC and commercial radio.

And film director Ken Loach's party election broadcast appeared on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.

Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays Haley in Coronation Street has decided to switch her support from Labour to the Socialist Alliance.

She says that she finds Tony Blair "pseudo-presidential, egomaniacal and quite flippin' scary".

Julie commented: "Politicians clamour to be associated with Coronation Street. It's the common touch thing - let's make out we're just like ordinary folk because we watch Corrie, too.

"And it's also a nice distraction method: it's like, get everybody fired up about freeing Deidre, then they'll all be more interested in what's going on in Weatherfield than what's going on in Westminster and Iraq."

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In The Socialist 25 May 2001:

Keep The Private Vultures Out

Break The Chains Of Poverty

Labour's union links crack at seams

Asylum - Labour and Tories up the stakes

Fat Cat at Wakefield Mayor's Ball

Socialist Alliance hits the airwaves

Students and Socialist councillors fight fees' threats

Green Party - A serious Left alternative?

Plaid Cymru - good old fashioned socialism?

SNP: Standing up for big business

Law and order: Soft on a criminal system

No to a bosses' Europe: Fight for workers' unity

Middle East - Edging closer to all-out war


 

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