Monday, September 29, 2008

Remembering Greg Tucker

Yesterday I was honoured to attend a memorial service for comrade Greg Tucker at Kennington Park. Greg was a leading RMT activist who was - until his unjustified expulsion - a leading member of the Labour Party in Lambeth.

More than one speaker commented that Greg would have wished to have seen this crisis of capitalism unfolding around us – and it is fitting that the bench, tree and flowers which commemorate him do so where they do.

Greg never gave up, whether as part of the experiment of 1980s municipal socialism or in his commitment to industrial struggle and building the working class movement – and on a busy day in a trade union branch office that’s an inspiration.

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