TONY BLAIR hoped his Iraq ’victory’ would help New Labour in the 1 May
elections. But rather than a ’Baghdad bounce’, it was more like a
’Baghdad trounce’. New Labour lost votes nationwide due to anger on the
war. In particular, they lost several councils in areas with large
MATTHEW RICHARDSON from Lincoln reports how, led by a fire tender and
carrying a coffin to symbolise the demise of the fire service, 200
firefighters and supporters marched through the centre of Lincoln.
FIFTEENTH OF FEBRUARY marks an historic day of anti-war protest
worldwide. Never before have we seen a mass anti-war movement of this
character before a war even starts. It is even bigger than the movement
against the Vietnam War in its early stages.
"This movement today, not Tony Blair, is speaking for the British
people," declared Aslef member Andrew Murray, opening the Stop the War
national conference. 800 activists came from local coalitions, political
parties, trade unions and peace groups, along with some new young people
getting active for the first...