A recent interview in the British newspaper, The Times, with a Swiss
rail manager underlines the disastrous effects of privatisation on the
British rail system. He points out that “You have to have a central
command and control”. Blair should listen.
Strikes, demonstrations, political crises, Britain looks a lot different now
than it did when Blair and co came to power. For us the task of the hour is to give
active support to workers struggling to defend jobs and services and carry that
fight over into the Labour Party, into a fight for socialist policies.
Socialist Appeal's deputy editor, Rob Sewell, interviewed Mick
Rix, the former general secretary of ASLEF and instigator of the new Labour
Representation Committee, about his views and prospects of reclaiming the Labour