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Why I read Militant

(May 1985)

From Militant, No. 747, 3 May 1985, p. 5.
Transcribed by Iain Dalton.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

Terry Fields MP (Liverpool Broadgreen)

“I first started reading the Militant during the fireman’s strike on 1977 and then, as now, I found that it was the only paper which really put the workers’ case and, more importantly, provided a programme and a way forward.

“The kind of socialist policies that the Militant advocates can win support of working class people, as our election victory in Broadgreen testifies. Militant is a lively and refreshing answer to those cynics in the labour movement who try to portray socialist ideas as an electoral liability.

“Young workers, school students and pensioners should all read Militant – there’s something in it for all of us, because all working class people need socialism.”

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