Blair is having a lot of problems convincing us that he told the truth
abouth the so-called Weapons of Mass destruction (WMDs). The majority of people
in Britain no longer trust him. Mick Brooks unravels the contradictions in the
various explanations givene by Bush and Blair to justify the war.
In the nine months since the publication of our perspectives' document, The New Situation in Britain,
events internationally and here in Britain have continued to accelerate. The
consequences of the imperialist adventure in Iraq have had an even greater
impact in Britain than in the US. Here the furore over the death of weapons
inspector Dr. David Kelly and the Hutton inquiry represent the most important
crisis faced by Blair to date. It is clear that the new situation in Britain is part
and parcel of a new, profoundly unstable and tumultuous period in world history.
In Part one of his article Phil Mitchinson looked at the world situation
and how this affects Britain. In this second part he looks at the devastation of British
manufacturing over a period of decades as shown by the investment and output figures
he provides. He goes on to chart the degeneration of the British
ruling class, from its far-sighted predecessors to the current degenerates
who can't see past their bank balances. This reflects itself in the present mess
the Tory party finds itself in.
Strikes, demonstrations, political crises, Britain looks a lot different now
than it did when Blair and co came to power. For us the task of the hour is to give
active support to workers struggling to defend jobs and services and carry that
fight over into the Labour Party, into a fight for socialist policies.