Tony Mulhearn

The Making of a Liverpool Militant

The Life and Times of a Political Activist

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47 Books (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781916198609 | ISBN 10: 1916198600

Tony Mulhearn was expelled from the Labour Party by Kinnock, surcharged and removed from office by Thatcher, and sacked from his job by Rupert Murdoch, so, as he comments, he must have been doing something right!

In this book, Tony describes in vivid detail the events leading to his surcharge and removal from office by an unelected District Auditor, his expulsion from the Labour Party, and the witch-hunt against 47 Liverpool councillors. The purge was led by a gaggle of anti-socialist forces ranging from the rabid anti-Labour media, aided and abetted by those in the Labour Party who would pave the way for Blairism. It was based on a tissue of falsehoods, guilt by association and ‘anonymous’ testimony, used commonly through the ages.

“The man who was to take me into Militant was Tony Mulhearn”
(Derek Hatton)

“This book is a must-read to gain an understanding of the author’s experience in forging his industrial and political perspective.”
(Len McCluskey)

“This is not just one man’s story. It’s the story of Liverpool, beautiful, bolshie, passionate Liverpool. I couldn’t put it down.”
(Jimmy McGovern)

“Read this book! It is the story of a lifetime’s struggle to change society in the interests of the people. Now that is urgent, with the terrible danger of climate change and the ever harsher exploitation of workers. Tony Mulhearn knows how our enemies – from Tories to right wingers in the Labour Party – always operate. And he has the scars to prove it. Our history will arm us, for words are weapons. Learn from Tony’s experience and we can win!”
(Ken Loach)

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