From the Socailist Worker site. Quote:
The loss of innocent lives, whether in this country or Iraq, is precisely the result of a world that has become a less safe and peaceful place in recent years.Unsurprisingly the dust from the London bombs hasn't even settled before the UK's chief flag waver for totalitarian regime's gets a totally ridiculous statement out. Perhaps we shouldn't have declared war on Nazi Germany lest they might have bombed us. Fortunately British people aren't a bunch of paella eating surrender monkeys like the Spanish. We won't bend to a bunch of women hating head hackers, I'd put money on it.
We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the Security Services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.
We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.
Only then will the innocents here and abroad be able to enjoy a life free of the threat of needless violence.