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Press Officer:
Pete McLaren


Phone: 07881 520626



For immediate use 14 January 2008

We may be only two weeks into a New Year, but New Labour under Gordon Brown shows no sign of changing from the right wing reactionary policies it clearly adopted under Tory Blair.  If anything, in recent weeks, Labour has moved even further to the right, has become even more vicious in its attacks on the working class, and has continued to show total disregard for democracy.

In recent days, the Labour Government has

  • Threatened to impose wage cuts on public sector workers, through three year pay agreements, implying it is workers who are to blame for the present economic crisis

  • Intimated that the right to strike will be removed from the Prison Officers Association if they do not behave themselves.

  • Agreed with Tory Party suggestions that the incapacitated should be forced back to work.

  • Decided to promote nuclear power, even though environmentalists have repeatedly pointed out the massive long term problem of nuclear waste and the dangers of any solutions left in private hands

Furthermore, New Labour continues to ignore the democratic process.  Weeks after the scandal over the secret donations of Mr Abrahams, we learn that Cabinet Minister Peter Hain failed to declare £100,000 worth of donations in his bid to become Party Deputy Leader, despite laws brought in by his own Labour Government to ‘clean up’ politics.  This news comes just one day after the discovery that Labour’s former leader Tony Blair has taken a job, worth up to £1 million per year, with US bank JP Morgan – a bank which is heading a consortium set to make billions out of the reconstruction needed in Iraq because Mr Blair agreed to bomb it to oblivion.  What a scandal!

“Labour has hit rock bottom,” CNWP spokesperson Pete Mclaren said today.  “How can workers support a Party which cuts wages, denies the right to strike, attacks those unable to work and ignores the damage its policies will do to our environment – whilst its leaders accept donations without declaring them.  Even worse, it is quite staggering that Labour Party members and MPs can watch silently as their recently ‘retired’ Prime Minister takes blood money from a war he created.  We desperately need a new left party to replace Labour as the Party of the working class – if Labour ever was.  We are building that party, so Labour needs to watch its back,” he concluded

Pete McLaren CNWP Press Officer


The Campaign for a New Workers’ Party (CNWP) was launched in London at a Conference attended by 450 socialists and trade unionists on  March 19. Over 3,000 supporters have already signed the founding declaration, and a number of left groups have affiliated.  Officers and a Steering Committee have been elected.  The CNWP founding Declaration can be seen on our web site:

For further information contact:

Pete McLaren on 07881 520626

Dave Nellist on 07970 294237