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From The Socialist newspaper, 31 March 2009

Dave Nellist on the Politics Show

Dave Nellist addressing Gaza rally, photo Coventry Socialist Party

Dave Nellist addressing Gaza rally, photo Coventry Socialist Party

THE SOCIALIST Party councillor and No2EU-Yes to Democracy campaign representative Dave Nellist was interviewed on the BBC Politics Show on Sunday 29 March.

Outlining the importance of an independent, trade union-backed campaign in the elections, Dave pointed out: "Without our intervention, there will be a sterile debate amongst the big three parties who all agree with an expanding and more centralised European Union".

He went on to state that due to EU directives: "In the middle of a recession, jobs and factories are being exported from this country to low-wage economies while multinational companies are playing fast and loose with trade union agreements. Working people need an independent voice in favour of jobs and working conditions; without a campaign like ours, they won't get it from anybody else".

RMT general secretary Bob Crow was also featured on the programme stating: "We need a proper European union of workers, not a European Union of bosses".

The same feature also included a pre-recorded uncritical interview with a West Midlands British National Party candidate. This clearly shows the importance of a pro-working class, anti-racist alternative in the European elections. Without the RMT-backed No2EU-Yes to Democracy slate, working class people would be left without a voice in this debate.

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