Harry Barnes on the current situation in Iraq

LFIQ Vice President Harry Barnes has produced an extended written version of a speech he has recently delivered to the Ruskin Fellowship and the Exeter University Labour Students. He covers matters about the invasion and the call for the troops to be withdrawn, before concentrating on a third big issue, the role of the Iraqi Trade Unions in seeking to build towards democracy and a secular State. He concludes “… whose side will we be on when the troops leave? If the answer includes the Trade Unions, then shouldn’t we be active at their side already?”