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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 February 2016
Letter: Brum Blairite
Hannah Sell answered the false claim of sexism on the part of Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters really well in issue 885 of the Socialist. (See socialistparty.org.uk, 'Outrageous attacks on Corbyn for "sexism"'.)
The Blairite MP Jess Phillips led the accusations. Her opposition to democratic accountability, and the aggressive defence of her career, are becoming increasingly well-known.
In fact she has been aggressively defending two careers since last May's general election. She is still actually one of my local councillors!
She refused to stand down before her term expired to save the hard-pressed council taxpayers the £25,000 cost of a by-election. When councillors' expenses are published, we will be able to see if her concern for local taxpayers stretched to not claiming her councillor's allowance
Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party
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Historic joint further education strike
Public meetings show readiness of workers to fight back
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Sheffield no-cuts People's Budget conference
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"You can cut the cake but not our libraries!"
London lobbies against cuts to jobs and services
Readers' comments and reviews
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Letter: Brum Blairite
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