Socialist Worker

TUC voices

Issue No. 2018

“An autopilot foreign policy has tied Britain to the US. Just as worrying is the ideological preference for private sector solutions.”
TUC leader Brendan Barber, breaks from his usually supportive stance to attack Tony Blair’s policies

“What is the point of listening to someone when you cannot believe a word they say? In opposition, Blair promised us a publicly owned railway, an ethical foreign policy and fair labour laws. He has delivered privatisation, illegal wars and the harshest anti-union laws in Europe.”
RMT general secretary Bob Crow

“This government has lost the plot. As we move towards a change of Labour leader, I have a message for those waiting in the wings - you’ve ridden on our backs for too long.”
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis

“It is sickening to listen to all those people who lectured us about divisions in the 1980s claiming that was what kept us out of office. In the last week they have been at each other’s throats.”
CWU general secretary Billy Hayes

“Blair has offered Thatcher’s dictum, that there is no alternative, but that is not good enough. We can’t ask people to vote for a warmonger against Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Barry Camfield of the T&G union

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