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If you think all the big political parties are the same - you're right! The bosses have got three parties - isn't it about time we had one of our own?
Pete Smith - Democratic Labour Party councillor
One of the sessions at the second Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference was addressed by newly elected Democratic Labour Party (DLP) councillor Pete Smith from Walsall.
He explained that since he and others in the DLP had been “kicked out of the Labour Party” they had refused to be silent. He said that during the election campaign he had been “so busy in the cul de sacs and streets of Walsall that I have not had time to work out if I am a revisionist, a radical or a revolutionary” and that in the DLP they “work with local people, starting at the level they’re at – otherwise we’d be nothing but a talking shop. We have gained increasing respect in our communities. Since leaving the Labour Party, we have remained clear to our consciences; no pillow is more comfortable than a clear conscience. We need a nationwide party to oppose New Labour. A large tapestry to link in the views of working class people in our towns. I hope this conference takes us closer to a new party, a truly democratic party, in the interests of workers and their families”.