Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/310/11696

From The Socialist newspaper, 5 April 2011

Hutton Enquiry: No trust in Blair

Blair has admitted that people don't trust him or his government. At a press conference full of evasion and condescension, Blair appeared unrepentant about the death of Dr Kelly - then jetted off to Barbados for a holiday few of his electors can afford.

Only 24% of people still trust New Labour, putting the hated Tories three points ahead of Labour in a YouGov poll (25 July 2003). No wonder the government, led by Alistair Campbell, virulently attacked the BBC, normally an obedient servant of the establishment, hoping to create a diversion from their problems.

Web of deceit

Now an unelected Judge, Lord Hutton, is beginning his enquiry into the apparent suicide of Dr Kelly, and the web of deceit that it exposed.

But meanwhile the deceit goes on. Blair no longer talks about finding actual Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq - the excuse for the war - but only of finding "programmes," meaning intentions to build WMD.

But Iraqi scientists still maintain that even the programmes were abandoned before the war.

A secretive US inspection claims to be uncovering "surprises" but will only talk about the Iraqi "deception programme" to bury these WMD programmes in the desert!

Of course, no one is asking why in the past the British and US governments secretly sanctioned providing Iraq with chemical and biological weapons capability; why the US sent intelligence and advisors to help Iraq use its weapons, or why the CIA backed Saddam coming to power in the first place!

No honest admission about the false claim that Iraqi missiles could be ready to fire at British bases in 45 minutes - Lord Hutton might not even examine this claim and the wider issues of the war on Iraq.

Meanwhile this war has lead to a guerrilla war in Iraq and impeded the fight against terrorism rather than helped it, as the Commons foreign affairs committee has just warned.

Human rights

What about the wider issue of the denial of human rights to the captives in Guantanamo Bay in this 'war on terrorism' which even the President of the Law Society condemned? What about the wider issue of the continuing torture and killings in Iraq - not by Saddam and his sons, but by the US occupying force, which Amnesty International has recently condemned?

The socialist condemned Saddam's regime when Britain and the US considered it an ally, and we condemn the British / US occupation of Iraq now. Whatever the Hutton enquiry produces, it will not rebuild the trust in a war-mongering government which is based on lies and deception.

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


In The Socialist 5 April 2011:

Blair Must Go

Should The Unions Campaign To "Reclaim The Labour Party"?

Devon Bus Workers Fight Low Pay

Belt-Tightening Brown Threatens Cutbacks

Heathrow: Why Furious Workers Walked Out

Iraq: Opposition To US/UK Occupation Mounts

Hutton Enquiry: No trust in Blair

Kelly Death Deepens Blair's Crisis

Pride 2003: Fight The Bigots And Bullies

Fighting homophobia: Take The Argument Into The Communities

Pride Or Profit?

Austria: Success In Defending Women's Right To Abortion

French Unions' Protests How The Movement Was Built From Below


 

Home   |   The Socialist 5 April 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Iraq:

triangleAssange arrest: US and allied governments seeking revenge for exposing dirty wars

triangleFilm: Vice - Dick Cheney - a cold and calculating opportunist

triangle40 years since the Iranian revolution: Learning the lessons for today's new working-class struggles

triangleThe ongoing capitalist crisis and the struggle for a socialist world

triangle15 years since the invasion of Iraq: what we said

War:

triangleSudan: No to rule of the generals!

triangleExhibition: Don McCullin - a life in pictures

triangleHistory: Alice Wheeldon - an anti-war socialist persecuted by the state

triangleTheatre: Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

US:

triangle100 billion for bosses - cuts for us.

triangle'Traitors': Cold War cloak and daggers as capitalist powers spy on allies

triangleCorporate capitalism jeopardises air safety

Human rights:

triangleLondon: Political undercover policing - public meeting

triangleDodgy MP lobbied for genocidal Sri Lankan leader

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

17/4/19

Unison

Right wing tries to block campaigning

17/4/19

Sudan

Sudan - No to the rule of the generals!

17/4/19

PCS

Vital local strikes and a national pay ballot - vote for a fighting leadership

17/4/19

NEU

School staff demand action on pay and testing at NEU conference

17/4/19

Newham

Newham bin workers ballot for strikes

17/4/19

IWGB

Deliveroo workers protest at firm's Nottingham roadshow

17/4/19

Arriva Rail North

Arriva Rail North cleaners fight bosses' punitive pay arrears

17/4/19

NUS

'Reforms' hollow out the NUS

17/4/19

Housing

Alternative housing awards

17/4/19

Housing

Activists rally in fight for more council housing and against high rents

17/4/19

Council elections

Council elections - an opportunity to present a socialist alternative to cuts

17/4/19

Schools

Labour councils must act now to save our schools!

10/4/19

PCS

PCS: vote Yes for action, back socialists in the elections!

10/4/19

Swindon

Workers discuss action to save Honda jobs

10/4/19

Leicester

Leicester Socialist Party letter for no-cuts budget

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999