3 May 2002

Health, education, transport: Five years of failure

GORDON BROWN'S much heralded budget hasn't done much to boost New Labour. A GMTV/Daily Mirror poll found 43% of people trust Blair less than than they did five years ago, writes Ken Douglas.

3 May 2002

Support The Postal Workers

POST OFFICE bosses have reneged on the pay agreement reached in early April with the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), Dave, a Brighton postal worker, told The Socialist.

3 May 2002

Mass Action And Socialism To Fight The Fascist Threat

ABSTENTIONS IN the local elections on 2 May are expected to reach a new record

17 May 2002

Rail safety: Profit Kills, Renationalise rail now

SEVEN PEOPLE died and more than 70 were injured in the rail crash at Potters Bar on 10 May

17 May 2002

Privatisation Has Ruined Rail Safety

A RAILWAY engineer told The Socialist how the safety of passengers and staff has been compromised under privatisation and explained rail workers' attitude towards disaster such as that at Potters Bar

17 May 2002

Action To Kick Out The BNP Fascists!

Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE): THE NEWS that the Nazi BNP had gained three councillors in Burnley has provoked disgust at both national and local level, writes Robin DasGupta, YRE, Manchester.

24 May 2002

Take Back Rail

OVER A week after the fatal rail crash at Potters Bar, government ministers are still trying to limit the damage to their pro-privatisation policies

24 May 2002

Bush And Blair's War Plans Increase World Tensions

AS THE Socialist predicted, Bush and Blair's 'war against terrorism' has not gone according to plan

24 May 2002

The Truth About PFI

ALLYSON POLLOCK of University of London's School of Public Policy has produced many articles and reports criticising the government's Private Finance Initiative (PFI), writes Mick Griffiths (Wakefield and Pontefract Hospitals UNISON, personal capacity).

24 May 2002

Step Up The Struggle For Free Education

MARGARET HODGE, Minister for universities, says the government may do a U-turn and let universities charge their own top-up fees, writes Jono Owen.

24 May 2002

Rail privatisation exposed

"If It Costs Money It Just Gets Ignored": THE DIRE effects of privatisation aren't just felt in the maintenance of the railway track. An engineer explained to The Socialist what it's like working on train maintenance for the privatised railways.

24 May 2002

Firefighters Prepare For Pay Battle

DELEGATIONS OF fire fighters from around the country packed out the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) conference to deliver, in the words of one delegate: "a clear message to the employers - if you're not prepared to pay us, get your green goddesses ready, you're going to need them!", writes Alistair Tice.

31 May 2002

Right-wing attempt coup in PCS

Reclaim The Union: THE RIGHT-WING of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), the biggest civil service union, are attempting to overturn the result of the general secretary election of 18 months ago and the decisions of the union's recent national conference

10 May 2002

Step Up the Fight for Socialism

THE SOCIALIST Party scored two brilliant victories in the local elections in England. Dave Nellist and Ian Page were both re-elected as councillors, Dave in Coventry and Ian in Lewisham, London

31 May 2002

Asylum - Why We Oppose Blair's Plans

TONY BLAIR'S 'action plan' to 'crack down' on asylum seekers might have been taken directly from Le Pen's election manifesto

10 May 2002

Kick Out the BNP

THE GAIN of three Burnley council seats by the neo-Nazi British National Party (BNP) has sent shock-waves through Britain. The BNP is an anti-working class fascist party, writes A Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE) member.

31 May 2002

Imperialism Restructures Famine

NEWSPAPER PICTURES show emaciated children who have lost their parents and probably do not have long to live themselves, writes Chris Newby.

24 February 2017

Byelections: Break with Labour Blairism wasn't on offer

It is Blair's own toxic legacy that has led to the decline of the Labour vote in Copeland and Stoke

10 May 2002

Local Elections 2002: Highest Ever Socialist Party Votes

SOCIALIST PARTY candidates Ian Page and Sam Dias scored their highest ever votes in Telegraph Hill ward, writes Mick Suter, election agent. Reports on elections in Lewisham, Coventry and Burnley

7 June 2002

Local government workers: Vote Yes For Action!

UNISON'S BALLOT of local government workers in England and Wales opens on 10 June. The other unions involved, TGWU and GMB are balloting their local government membership separately around the same time


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