The Socialist

The Socialist 31 January 2004

Blair is Damaged Goods

Blair is Damaged Goods

Where Are Iraq's Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

Battered Blair Clings On For Now

Brown - The Bosses' Friend

Top-Up Fees - The Fight Goes On


Workers Speak Out at World Social Forum

French Government's Divisive Ban On Headscarves


Socialist Party And The Respect Convention

"It's Not Just Pay"

Hackney Workers Fight 'Single Status'

Scotland: Nursery Nurses To Ballot For All-Out Action

 
 

PO Box 24697, London, E11 1YD

020 8988 8777

editors@socialistparty.org.uk

the socialist - paper of the Socialist Party

In this issue:

The Socialist 31 January 2004, Blair is Damaged Goods

spotBlair is Damaged Goods

Blair survived the vote in the House of Commons by a whisker. And because of the spinelessness of Labour MPs, students going to university in 2006 will pay up to 3,000 a year in tuition fees....


spotWhere Are Iraq's Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

What Hutton didn't ask: "I don't think they existed," Kay said. "What everyone was talking about is stockpiles produced after the end of the last Gulf War [1991] and I don't think there was a large-scale production programme in the 90s."...


spotBattered Blair Clings On For Now

BLAIR narrowly survived the vote on top-up fees. He saw a massive majority of 161 evaporate to just five, over what he himself called his 'flagship' policy. At the eleventh hour, spineless New Labour MPs bottled it - bullied and bribed into submission...


spotBrown - The Bosses' Friend

WOULD CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown be an improvement on Tory Blair as Prime Minister? As Blair tries to dodge the banana skins, some people hope so...


spot Top-Up Fees - The Fight Goes On

spotWorkers Speak Out at World Social Forum

AS WE reported in last week's issue of the socialist, over 120,000 people, mainly from the Indian sub-continent and other Asian countries, attended the fourth World Social Forum in the Indian city of Mumbai...


spot French Government's Divisive Ban On Headscarves

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSocialist Party And The Respect Convention

LAST SUNDAY, 25 January, the founding convention of Respect took place and agreed to launch an electoral campaign across England and Wales, headed by George Galloway MP, for the June European and Greater London Authority elections...


spot"It's Not Just Pay"

LAND ROVER workers were on official strike on 26 January, the first for 15 years. There were pickets of between 100 and 200 at the main entrances and within five minutes two deliveries were turned back...


spotHackney Workers Fight 'Single Status'

DRAMATIC CONFRONTATIONS took place last week as Hackney refuse workers began a four-day strike against big pay cuts being imposed by the council under the guise of 'single status'...


spotScotland: Nursery Nurses To Ballot For All-Out Action

AFTER EIGHT months of industrial action by Scotland's nursery nurses, their union, UNISON is preparing to ballot for an all-out indefinite strike from March...