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    southy wrote:
    Torchie1 Actions of Far and Extreme Capitalist aka Right wing is to do away with workers rights, do away with Unions, have no workers control at the work place, to give power to Corporations.

    Do any of that sound familiar to you it should if you know your history. Hitler was one and was his party they only used the word Socialist as false propaganda because of the times and condictions at the time, now let look at what Hitler did on gaining total control of Germany, built up a war machine, gave total control of industry to the Corporation and have a big say in Government, Went after Socialist and imprison them or had them murdered, the same happened to Unions leaders, Bomb the Socialist in Spain and in Finland to allow Facist to take control, Actions of a Socialist no I don't think so, you do not kill those that will support you.
    Lenin set up things like the Co-op in the Work place workers control, even the Government was set up as a co-op, What was it Stalin done on gaining power, went after Union Leaders and Socialist members and again had them imprisoned or murdered most well know murder Stalin ordered was the death of Trotsky, remove the Socialist system in government and put back the Capitalist provincial system, done away the co-op in the working place and gave total control to the Corporations, again these are not the actions of a Socialist.
    Socialism is about sharing the power and the wealth.
    Capitalism is about a few having power and the wealth.
    Start reading and learning the difference.
    It's cruel to keep this thread going but you do seem to be a willing victim. The Russian and Chinese authorities accept that Stalin and Mao Tse Tung respectively were communist dictators responsible for the deaths of millions of their countrymen but you say they're wrong. The Khmer Rouge is officially listed as the communist party of Kampuchea with the despotic Pol Pot as leader and responsible for the murders of millions of his countrymen. All the books I can find say the same including the factual but neutral Encyclopedia Britannica. Wikipedia also agrees with them but this source can be changed by anyone with a computer so if all of the bright sparks have written the books wrongly, why don't you with your primary school education start righting this great wrong by changing the information in Wikipedia? Rambling on the Echo website is one thing but you can make a real difference by introducing the hidden truth about these murderous communist despots that only you seem to know."
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Labour councillors told not to comment on leadership rift

Labour councillors gagged after Echo reveals Cabinet split

Council leader Richard Williams

Former efficiency tsar councillor Keith Morrell

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , Politics and business reporter

Labour councillors in Southampton were yesterday gagged by regional party bosses as pressure mounted on their leader to go in a row over the resignation of a senior colleague.

Cabinet members were instructed not to speak to the Daily Echo after a rift opened up between council leader Richard Williams and former Cabinet member Keith Morrell over the real reasons for his shock resignation two weeks into the job.

The gag followed yesterday’s Daily Echo report that former efficiency tsar Cllr Morrell, who the authority said had quit over ill health, was in fact fighting fit and he had actually resigned in a Cabinet split over future budget cuts.

However, the council leader told the paper he was sticking to his statement that Cllr Morrell told him he was leaving solely due to ill health.

Lifetime party man Cllr Morrell last night told the Echo he was “amazed” that Cllr Williams had denied he had tendered his resignation from the Cabinet because he could not politically defend large scale cuts and savings that will have to be made at the council due to a Government funding squeeze.

Cllr Morrell said he had agreed to say he had quit on “health grounds” but said he had to reveal the truth after colleagues, family and friends became worried.

“I was amazed when I saw him [Cllr Williams] repeat the story,” Cllr Morrell said. “As far as I’m concerned the record is straight.”

He added he had not been consulted on the resignation statement that was released.

Soon after the Echo hit the streets yesterday Labour’s regional party director Malcolm Power issued an order for councillors not to speak to the Echo about the “Morrell story”.

The Echo understands councillors were also threatened with having the whip – membership of the city’s Labour group – withdrawn if they talked.

When the Daily Echo attempted to contact Labour Cabinet members they failed to return calls with the exception of finance boss councillor Simon Letts.

Cllr Letts said: “I was as shocked as everybody to see the piece [in the Echo] but until I’ve spoken to the individuals I cannot comment. It’s possible that both of them are telling the truth.”

Cllr Williams last night said he had nothing to add to what he stated previously. He said: “As far as I’m aware no one has got anything to say because there is nothing else to add.”

Opposition Conservative leader Cllr Royston Smith said: “If Cllr Morrell is telling the truth, then Cllr Williams misled the communications department and allowed them to put out a message which is untrue which brings the council into disrepute and demonstrates he’s not fit for his office and should do the decent thing.

“Cllr Williams has been in the job two weeks and now the council is being run by the regional Labour party. It’s a disgrace.”

Cllr Morrell, who was made Cabinet member for efficiency and improvement, said he decided to resign after examining the dire state of the council’s finances and he could not defend a “dismantling of local government” to make savings.

The council faces an estimated £46m budget deficit over the next two years despite record cuts in the past two years.

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