FENLAND: Slogan was first used by Oswald Moseley and his British Fascists in th3 30s

PUBLISHED: 11:37 13 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:53 02 June 2010

FURTHER to John Smithee s letter, the slogan British Jobs For The British was first used by Oswald Moseley and his British Union of Fascists in the 1930s and later in the 70s by the neo-nazi National Front.

This strike should be about the bosses and the

FURTHER to John Smithee's letter, the slogan "British Jobs For The British" was first used by Oswald Moseley and his British Union of Fascists in the 1930s and later in the 70s by the neo-nazi National Front.

This strike should be about the bosses and their use of sub-contracted labour, rather than scape-goating foreign workers.

Unfortunately, it reminds me of the dockers in 1968, who, under threat and pressure from their bosses, marched in support of the racist Enoch Powell.

Like Mr. Smithee, I left Labour, a little before him (when Neil Kinnock started a vendetta against Militant), and I joined the Socialist Workers' Party (I still read the paper, but am no longer a member). I urge him to look at that newspaper; he may find he agrees with a lot of it.

M MITCHELL

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