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GUEST,albert Did George Galloway Get A Fair Hearing (218* d) RE: Did George Galloway Get A Fair Hearing 31 Jul 07


Weelittledrummer
I tnink you are living in some kind of cloud of disillusionment, a sort of mist of misery.

I really don't think the left wing of the 1980s Labour Party can be blamed for the lack of government support for disabled people...the labour party wasn't even in office.

You do recall that it was the Conservative government that made a sustained attack on the working class,their organisations and the welfare state way back in the 1980s
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While Thatcher was busy with the deployment of cruise missiles the anti nuclear slogan was "Welfare Not Warfare " ...Then she spent 20 billions on Trident which is shortly going to be replaced when Brown finds it convenient to make the announcement.I have read somewhere that its replacement will cost 60 billion pounds. No doubt you will blame that on the left wing anti nuclear crowd also.

Your basic attitude seems to be there is nothing we can do,so dont bother and let the right wing war crowd get on with it....

Just a little reminder that it was Nye Bevan [ he too expelled from the Labour Party ] , called a "primitive marxist" by his biographer Michael Foot [that man again and 93 years young this month], who did most to establish the NHS. Bevan was voted Welshman of the Millennium in some poll or other which was rather a good result for a militant socialist and shows that socialists can be very popular!


This was a man who fought the most enormous personal and political battles against the right wing of his own party and the Conservatives ....should he have bothered?? Of course he should and the health of our kids has improved dramatically because of the NHS ...which is under attack from the likes of Blair and Brown.
best wishes
albert
ps
Blair a visionary?I think not ...more a charlatan...if he had a vision it was how to stuff the pockets of the wealthy with even more riches!


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