THE REPERCUSSIONS of the RMT’s potentially historic decision were
downplayed by New Labour spin doctors. But last week’s events show
clearly how far the disenchantment and anger of ordinary workers towards
New Labour have stretched the unions’ tolerance closer to breaking point.
THE FOREIGN Affairs Select Committee spent four weeks investigating the
reasons Blair gave for taking Britain into a war against Iraq. The title
of their proceedings - ’The decision to go to war against Iraq’ was
hardly dealt with.
GORDON BROWN’S Commons statement on the euro, the world’s biggest
currency union, deliberately faced both ways. The government said it
would try to "break down anti-euro prejudice", but it would not hold a
referendum on joining as yet.