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From The Socialist newspaper, 31 March 2009
Dave Nellist on the Politics Show
Dave Nellist addressing Gaza rally, photo Coventry Socialist Party
THE SOCIALIST Party councillor and No2EU-Yes to Democracy campaign representative Dave Nellist was interviewed on the BBC Politics Show on Sunday 29 March.
Outlining the importance of an independent, trade union-backed campaign in the elections, Dave pointed out: "Without our intervention, there will be a sterile debate amongst the big three parties who all agree with an expanding and more centralised European Union".
He went on to state that due to EU directives: "In the middle of a recession, jobs and factories are being exported from this country to low-wage economies while multinational companies are playing fast and loose with trade union agreements. Working people need an independent voice in favour of jobs and working conditions; without a campaign like ours, they won't get it from anybody else".
RMT general secretary Bob Crow was also featured on the programme stating: "We need a proper European union of workers, not a European Union of bosses".
The same feature also included a pre-recorded uncritical interview with a West Midlands British National Party candidate. This clearly shows the importance of a pro-working class, anti-racist alternative in the European elections. Without the RMT-backed No2EU-Yes to Democracy slate, working class people would be left without a voice in this debate.
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In The Socialist 31 March 2009:
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Socialist Party campaigns
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No to privatised polyclinics
Gordon Brown meets the bankers
Sack the bankers not the workers!
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The Socialist 31 March 2009 |
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