By Kelly Hilditch in Britain:
NUT teachers’ union conference opens: ‘Iraq is Blair’s legacy’
Baljeet Ghale this year became the first black president of the NUT teachers’ union.
In her opening address to conference this weekend she attacked the Labour government’s record on education. …
“As he reaches the end of his [Tony Blair‘s] time as prime minister there is something increasingly desperate about Blair’s attempts to create his legacy.
Much as he might wish it to be, academies will not be his legacy. It will of course be Iraq.
“He might have claimed that his priority was education, but unfortunately for us, and more importantly for the people of Iraq, his legacy will be the illegal war he has waged there.
“His misjudgement and arrogance cannot be disguised.
He can continue trying to rush through an untested academies programme but will forever be remembered for the war.
Scottish trade unionists against Iraq war: here.
Oxford Research group opposes Blair’s Iraq war.