About the author
has been active in labour movement politics for over twenty
he was an activist in the Liverpool CityBranch of
, and held various positions. Involvement in cam-
paigns against rate-capping, poll tax and privatization led to a doctoral thesisfrom John Moores University on labour movement campaigns to defend local
democracy, jobs and services in the
s. A member of the Conference of Socialist Economists and London Socialist Historians Group, he has becomeinvolved in the latest phase of anti-capitalist struggle.