M-TH: Workers Power on the London Elections (1)

2000-05-04 Thread J.WALKER
*Workers Power* (March 2000) pp.2 14. Who having called for a vote for Labour in 1997 admit: 'Parliamentary and council politics are, at the best of times, a sham. The GLA will have fewer powers than most parish councils. Which seems to be contradicted by: 'Workers Power will make the GLA a

M-TH: Socialist Outlook on the London Election

2000-05-04 Thread J.WALKER
*Socialist Outlook* May, p.3 'A Livingstone victory will be a key defeat for Blairism' 'Combined by a serious vote for the London Socialist Allaince' 'LSA supporter should be pleased so long as it establishes itself as the clear fifth force in this election' [the fifth! - jw] 'Support for

M-TH: Workers Power on the London Elections (2)

2000-05-04 Thread J.WALKER
*Workers Power*, May, p.15 Quoting Livingstone's biographer Carvel, that in the great battles of the GLC he did 'not mobilise the people who were most effected by the Lord's judgement [on cheap travel fares]: the poor, the unemployed and the housebound.' 'He refused to call for industrial action

M-TH: Morning Star on London Elections

2000-05-04 Thread J.WALKER
They are not supporting the LSA but their position though more bizaar is still similar in struggling to react to the situation. *Morning Star* 29.3.2000. - the CPB opposes mayors - wanted Livingstone to stay in the Labour Party - the CPB supports a vote for Ken Livingstone as Mayor 'Socialist

M-TH: London Election - Left in a mess

2000-05-04 Thread J.WALKER
Dear comrades, I have been quietly reading the Left press in relation to the London Election and Ken Livingstone London's Mayoral candidate which is happening today. A large section of the Trotskyist Left and the Marxist Leninist CPGB are backing Ken Livingstone and have gathered themselves