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Bringing Down the House

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Review of 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists', Robert Tressell, Penguin £8.99

This book is said to have won Labour the 1945 general election and to have brought generations to socialism. So, when reading it, I wondered what the book would hold for me, already a socialist and first-time voter in the recent elections, proud never to have voted for the Labour Party.

The New Battleground Against Blair

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Millwall is another area where Respect can gain.

Respect has received an enthusiastic response while campaigning for the 9 September by-election in Millwall, east London. This comes on the back of Respect's first victory, in the nearby ward of St Dunstan's and Stepney Green, where Oliur Rahman was elected on 29 July. The political climate is clearly very different from 11 years ago, when Millwall was at the epicentre of shock waves sent all over Britain, caused by the election of the first BNP councillor, Derek Beackon.

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