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Tell Blair to go now

Respect national secretary John Rees emphasises the importance of joining the protest at the Labour Party conference in Manchester on Saturday 23 September

Issue No. 2018

Tony Blair told an audience at a London school last week that he’d like to choose his own time to go.

His chancellor Gordon Brown would also like to choose the time that Blair goes.

Yet the only people who have the right to choose the time Blair goes are those in the anti-war movement - because they represent the views of the majority of people in this country.

It is they who have said, from the very beginning, that the war in Afghanistan would be a bloody disaster.

It is they who have said that the occupation of Iraq would be a catastrophe.

And it is they who said that Israel’s invasion of Lebanon should never have been condoned by the prime minister.

For all the blood that has been spilt. For all the lives that have been taken. For all the liberties we have lost. For all the money that has been wasted. For all the lies we have been told. For all of this, be in Manchester to protest on Saturday 23 September.

The Time To Go demonstration is demanding troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, no attack on Iran and no replacement for the Trident nuclear missile system.

Come with all your friends and family, your workmates and fellow trade unionists. Tell Blair - you have stayed too long for any good you can do. Go now!

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Sat 16 Sep 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2018
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