Bob Crow, Mark Serwotka, Christine Blower and Len McCluskey give a lead at the TUC March.

“We’ve marched twice now. It’s about time we looked at the practicalities of a general strike.”
So said Bob Crow to massive applause on the march.
Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, said, “If marching doesn’t stop them, we’ve got to do what they’ve done in Greece, Portugal and Spain. We’ve got to have strike action right across the economy.

“It’s not enough to wish it. We’ve got to make it happen. Let’s say to our trade union leaders, me included, the time has come to strike and when we strike together we can win.”

Christine Blower, general secretary of the NUT, said workers needed to strike together—“when the time is right and all the practicalities have been considered”.

Len McCluskey called for a hand vote on the matter at the demonstration and unsurprisingly got about 200,000 yes votes and none againsy.
“We won’t get what we want simply by asking,” he said. “There was a motion at the TUC to consult on a general strike.
“We were asked to look at the practicalities and start a consultation. Well let’s start the consultation today – are you prepared to strike?”
McCluskey said, “Let’s have a vote.” The crowd voted. “I think that’s carried.” It should be.

 

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Cuba is the safest destination for tourism, because of its people's hospitality. SOCIALISM.

Meanwhile many countries and Amnesty international have warned about violence to tourists in the USA. RAMPANT CAPITALISM.
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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez@DiazCanelB

Cuba, el país más seguro para el turismo: la condición que Estados Unidos no podrá opacar. #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad http://www.granma.cu/cuba/2020-02-13/cuba-el-pais-mas-seguro-para-el-turismo-la-condicion-que-estados-unidos-no-podra-opacar-13-02-2020-01-02-51 Via @Granma_Digital

In 1983 Labour manifesto stated: “We will also open immediate negotiations with our EEC partners, and introduce the necessary legislation, to prepare for Britain’s withdrawal from the EEC, to be completed well within the lifetime of the Labour government."
https://sluggerotoole.com/2016/06/11/labour-and-europe-a-brief-history/

Graeme John Gardner@Graemejohn1963

@theworkerorguk Here is the Labour party election leaflet from the 1979 June EEC election. The very first one. I knew the candidate in passing who advised me in 1982 when I was just 18 the sooner we are out the EEC the better. 34 years later I voted Leave

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