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Dated: 30 Sep 2000



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The tax debate

THE TORIES have pledged to cut fuel tax. New Labour's first response was to say that this could mean less money for schools and hospitals. The reality is that both New Labour and the Tories have the ...

There's no hiding growing unease

That is the central lesson from this year's Labour Party conference. In the background was a succession of polls that showed the Tories in the lead. The leadership line was simply to repeat that the...

We must force Dewar to listen

So said a bin worker in Edinburgh as a second one-day strike by local government workers in Scotland rocked council bosses on Wednesday of last week. About 80,000 members of the UNISON union who work...

An example for everyone

THE IMPORTANCE of TGWU union leader Bill Morris speaking out for refugees at the recent TUC conference cannot be underestimated. What can be achieved to defend refugees was shown by a brilliant event...

Slick partners in government

PRIVATE EYE has revealed more links between New Labour and the oil companies. Blair appointed Shell chairman Mark Moody-Stuart to chair the Renewable Energy Task Force in July. The only thing Shell ...

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New Labour doesn't represent us Hear our socialist alternativeBranches of the Socialist Workers Party are holding public meetings next Wednesday and Thursday Phone 020 7538 5821 for details...

A left mood against euro

THE PRESS in Britain were expecting voters in Denmark to reject joining the European single currency in Thursday's referendum. Some of the media claimed an anti-euro result would show the Scandinavia...

Socialist Worker appeal

"I read Socialist Worker every week. It gives lots of useful information on world, local news and industry. I would advise every worker to read it."* Rod Finlayson-TGWU shop steward at the engine ...

Cars and the environment

THE government and some environmentalists claim that the fuel tax is a measure to protect the environment and slow down global warming. The oil companies and sections of the right suggest that global...

What attitude do socialists take?

These small businessmen and the self employed belong to a social group known as the "petty bourgeoisie", from the French term for "small capitalists". Typically they are in transport, construction, ...

Don't trust Blair and Brown... Pensions-the facts

GORDON BROWN says his Minimum Income Guarantee helps pensioners. This "guarantee" is a con and degrading. The Minimum Income Guarantee is a repackaging of Income Support. It is means tested and set ...

Brighton's other conference

TWELVE HUNDRED people attended an inspiring counter-conference in Brighton on Sunday to debate the ideas New Labour has long since abandoned. The conference was called in solidarity with the protests...

Clamouring for debate

There were debates and discussions about the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, globalisation and resistance all over the city. People gathered and organised at a huge "convergence ...

Socialist Alliances

Labour's support in the ward has slumped, with the Liberal Democrats holding all three council seats. But the Liberals have failed to take on the cuts and privatisation pushed through by the Tory-Lab...

IMF meets its Seattle

"WE have come here today to join our voices with all the people and the workers of the world who are resisting globalisation and inequality. We want to send a strong message that our future will be ...

Left must focus the discontent

TONY BLAIR addressed the Labour Party on Tuesday against the backdrop of his deepest crisis since coming to office. Five opinion polls taken before Monday showed a catastrophic plunge in support and ...


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