As the Fire Brigades Union in Britain goes out on strike for the second
time, we are publishing the second Firefighters' Bulletin
distributed by the Socialist Appeal throughout the fire stations up and
country. The struggle of the firefighters in Britain is becoming a
industrial battle with the Labour government commited to smash the
support the struggle of the firefighters for fair pay.
In a matter of days the entire political landscape of Britain has been
transformed by the magnificent struggle of the firefighters. The entire
labour movement must now rally to the side of the firefighters. Go to
the picket lines! Move resolutions and take up collections! The fight
must be taken into the Labour Party as well. The Labour leaders want a
fight with the unions. The unions must give them a fight inside the
On the one hand, Blair prepares to send troops into Iraq behind the coattails of the Americans to overthrow Saddam. On the other hand, he and 'two Jags' Prescott prepare to send in troops to break the picket lines of the firefighters. If you adopt the policies of capitalism abroad, inevitably you will adopt them in domestic policy.