Hackney or Baghdad

Letter in Hackney Gazette – 13th February 2003

Hackney North Labour Party used the Gazette letters page to announce that they are taking their banner on a march against the war on Iraq.

The obvious question is why are they protesting against the policies carried out by their own party in government, but do nothing to protest locally about the policies of our Labour Council?

If the American and British governments were closing schools, privatising and cutting services and running down estates in Baghdad I suppose the Hackney Labour Party would be against it.

Hackney’s Labour Council is pursuing a privatisation agenda in favour of the middle class, ignoring the protests of the majority working class community.

I hope that they have a good day out on the march. But while you are there have a think about the problems that our Labour council is causing at home.

Peter Sutton
Independent Working Class Association