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The Socialist issue 311: Not Wanted: Blair's outstayed his welcome

The Socialist issue 311

9 August 2003

spotBlair: Not Wanted

TONY BLAIR is now the longest-serving Labour prime minister in history. Well, he’s outstayed his welcome…

spotWorkers Win Against BA Bullies

A SENIOR shop steward at British Airways (BA) spoke to the socialist about the settlement reached with the company after the spontaneous strikes by check-in staff at Heathrow airport…

spotEnd Fat Cat Rule

FORMER ICI boss and management guru John Harvey-Jones calls huge fat-cat executive pay “obscene and unnecessary.” But the fat cats ignore this rebuke from a fellow boss – they’re sneering all the way to the bank…

spotPostal Workers Fight Back

THE STAKES in the Royal Mail pay dispute have risen higher in the wake of the determined mood shown by the postal members at the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) conference…

spotStop The Card Sharks In Sheffield!

LOXLEY’S IS a greetings card manufacturing company in Sheffield. They produce around 200 million cards a year for some of the biggest publishers like Medici, Carte Blanche and Paper Rose…

spotRich Pay Less, We Pay More

ACCORDING TO the Office of National Statistics, the value of the average pay cheque fell by 1.3% in the year up to April…

spotStagecoach Devon bus workers: Fighting To Win

“THIS IS a fight we can win”, said RMT regional organiser Phil Bialyk to huge applause. He was speaking to a march and rally of over 250 striking Stagecoach Devon Bus workers in Exeter. As their strike…

spotLabour party officer quits and joins Socialist Party

Michael Wainwright – youth officer for the constituency and Chiswick branch secretary – has resigned from Brentford and Isleworth Constituency Labour Party (CLP) after four years’ membership – having joined at the age of 15…

spotBlair’s Web Of Deceit Continues To Unravel

Iraq, Kelly death, Hutton inquiry…: LIKE BANQUO’S ghost in the Macbeth play, the death of government scientist Dr David Kelly is set to haunt Tony Blair, writes Dave Carr.

spotTowards A New Left Party In Wales?

JOHN MAREK was the RMT-sponsored Labour MP for Wrexham from 1983 to 2001 and has been its Assembly Member since 1999. He was in John Smith’s Treasury team from 1987-92…

spotBosses’ Attacks Meet Shopfloor Anger

THE WILDCAT strikes at British Airways, followed by days of tense negotiations sent shivers down the spines of Britain’s bosses, writes Ken Smith.

spotSocialist Party National trade Union meeting

Agenda: Open to all members of the Socialist Party…

spotIsraeli/Palestinian conflict: Coming Unstuck – George Bush’s Peace Plan

AS PREDICTED in the socialist, the journey along George Bush’s ‘road map’ to end the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is now decidedly ‘off-road’…


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