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by Daphne Liddle

ALL THE major party manifestos are now published and there is now less than four weeks to go until the general election. And the eyes of all anti-fascists and anti-racists are turned towards Barking in Essex, where Nick Griffin, leader of the fascist British National Party, will try to take the seat of Labour’s Margaret Hodge.

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Blaming the workers

THIS week’s Panorama programme has been about the scandal of children suffering from preventable diseases: obesity, bad teeth and other diet-related conditions as well as the effects of passive smoking. The general message has been that lazy and uncaring parents are to blame and that this is all a new phenomenon, a symptom of “broken Britain”. And Tory leader David Cameron boasts he will mend Britain with “tough love”, being hard on scroungers and making massive public sector service cuts to force these lazy workers to take responsibility for their own condition.

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