In this week's issue:
The Socialist 30 March 2001, issue Labour's Criminal Failings
Foot And Mouth Crisis: Labour's Criminal Failings
BLAIR IS stepping in and taking 'personal control' of the foot and mouth crisis. It's belated recognition that the government's 'Operation Cobra' to eradicate foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a failure.
29 March Tube Strike
AS WE go to press, London Underground (LUL) are attempting to stop the tube strike on 29 March. But rather than negotiate seriously, during earlier negotiations with rail union RMT, they threatened to...
Frenzied speculators enter the deflationary spiral
IT WAS panic on the financial streets of London, New York, Tokyo, Paris and other world financial centres last week as stock markets went into simultaneous freefall...
Labour fiddles while countryside burns
NEW LABOUR set their hearts on a 3 May general election over a year ago, but their chosen timetable is increasingly hard to stick to under the pressure of events, writes Hannah Sell.
Teachers must stand firm
THE TEACHER shortage has brought many schools near to breaking point. Many teachers now work on average a 52-hour week, writes Linda Taaffe, National Union of Teachers (NUT) executive member, personal capacity.
The deadly power of agri-business
THE GOVERNMENT'S 'Operation Cobra' policy to eradicate foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a failure. Parts of the countryside are knee-deep in slaughtered animal carcasses yet the disease shows no sign...
vCJD - the real health threat
THE REPORT on the cluster of vCJD cases in the Leicestershire village of Queniborough reinstates this killer disease - not foot and mouth - as the major health threat in Britain...
Asylum Seekers: Fact and Fiction
THE LABOUR Party's 600-page policy 'war book' of advice to campaign organisers thinks that the issue of the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers could be vital during the election. The Socialist here answers some of the myths surrounding this issue.
Building the Socialist Party
THE SOCIALIST Party's special drive for new members this month is going very well. Interest in our ideas and party are reaching new levels each week, writes Judy Beishon, Socialist Party membership campaign organiser.