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LETTER:Everything to lose

From Mr Brian Wilson

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Words on a new Clause IV : LETTERS

THERE IS a profound difference between Clause IV of the Labour Party, politically comprising Parts 5 and 4, and the new Clause IV as put forward by Brian Wilson MP in the Independent on Sunday. The existing Clause IV says that Labour is looking to achieve things that will arise from common ownership, which itself will be the result of a liberalisation of society. In a word, Labour looks to socialism. The new Clause IV says that socialism may never be achieved, but that, requiring more and more governmental arrangements, Labour will try to bring about as much improvement as possible. In other words, what in four elections the British people have said they will not vote for.

A clause for our times Labour MP Brian Wilson on the words he would choose to define his party's value s

AS ONE who prefers a relatively quiet life, I might not have started the debate on Clause IV, but once it was under way I admit to feeling a slight sense of intellectual relief.

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WHO BENEFITS from prolonging the nine- week old signalmen's dispute? Certainly not the travelling public or the users of rail freight services. Not the signalmen, who have lost money, whatever their gain from an eventual settlement. Not the RMT, which is scarcely the union best-equipped for a long war of attrition.

Supervisors poised to back rail strikes: Management considers legal action to block escalation. Barrie Clement reports

RAILTRACK is considering legal action to prevent strikes next month by supervisors who will today help management provide more than one in four trains during the first 48-hour stoppage by signal workers.

Signalmen 'will cross pickets'

(First Edition)

AFTER SMITH / 3: Labour's lost leader: A Scot who kept faith with his roots, says Brian Wilson

I HAVE known John Smith's name since I was old enough to hear politics talked of, in the days when I was a Dunoon schoolboy and he was a bright young socialist fresh out of Glasgow University. His career since then spoke of great achievement, but perhaps a greater achievement still was that, spiritually, he had never moved an inch from the roots which we happened to share.

Heseltine to sell off air traffic control

THE Government is set to press ahead with privatising air traffic control services despite widespread fears about the safety implications.

Railtrack row

A political row blew up after the disclosure that Robert Horton, chairman of Railtrack, and one of the top public appointees to oversee the privatised rail network, would be paid pounds 121,800 a year for a three-day week. Brian Wilson, Labour's transport spokesman, said it would 'sicken' railwaymen who faced job losses and wage cuts.

Scots NHS fiasco points at ministers

SIR ROBIN BUTLER, the Cabinet Secretary, has ordered an investigation into a Scottish Office fiasco over the sacking of a senior health service official.
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