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The publication of Tony Blairís autobiography has confirmed just how unpopular he had become. In 1997, his New Labour spin factory churned out false hope and illusion. By the time Blair departed, mass misery and brutality were entrenched in Afghanistan and Iraq, Britainís public services were under fierce attack and the economy was a wreck. As PETER TAAFFE explains, however, the most revealing aspect of the book is its exposure of Blairís conscious policy to destroy the Labour Party as a vehicle for working-class struggle.
Murdochís News International Ltd was widely criticised following an inquiry by a House of Commons select committee earlier this year. Together with the Guardian, this inquiry has helped expose widespread, illegal phone hacking by private investigators employed by the NoW. PHILIP STOTT reports.
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