Salma Yaqoob

Manifesto for Change: Empower the People

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Chair of the Birmingham Stop the War Coalition Salma Yaqoob proposes her ideas for a progressive alternative to New Labour.

I believe that at this juncture we face some hard choices. In the aftermath of the largest demonstration in British history, when the concerns of the people were put aside by a contemptuous leadership, can any one of us afford to be complacent about the state of democracy in this country? Disillusionment is running deep, and even the trade unions that started the Labour Party are questioning their continued links and financial support to it.

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