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'Ten years of neoliberal economic and financial policies have done deadly damage to our defences against health and other public emergencies', the Communist Party declared on Wednesday evening (March 25).

Reporting to an online meeting of the party's Political Committee, General Secretary Robert Griffiths attacked the past ten years of spending cuts, tax relief for the rich and big business and the outsourcing and privatisation of public services. 'Almost every capitalist government is now compelled to use methods deployed so effectively by the Chinese authorities to counter the Covid-19 virus, based on state intervention, planning and control of essential industries and services', Mr Griffiths pointed out.

'Tragically, in Britain as...

Ambulance workers across the UK turned up for shifts this morning to find no hand sanitiser, face masks or wipes and faulty testing equipment, GMB Union says. Paramedics and ambulance workers are also being forced to deal with inconsistent guidance and fatigue due to increased workloads as colleagues self-isolate.  Meanwhile 111 call numbers are up to 70% higher than this time last...

Responding to chancellor Rishi Sunak's package of support for businesses announced this evening (Tuesday, 17 March) and the prime minister's pledge to do `whatever it takes' to support people and jobs through the corona virus crisis, the head of the UK's leading union, Unite, has said that his union stands ready to play their part throughout this time of crisis.

Len McCluskey, Unite's...

Robert Griffiths, General Secretary, Communist Party of Britain

"Dear Comrades,

Greetings from the Executive Committee and members of the Communist Party of Britain, now happy to be outside the European Union. Our party has always opposed the monopoly capitalist European Union and its forerunners, all of which have their origins in the Cold War and the need to rebuild state-monopoly capitalism...

The left in the Labour Party and trade unions must stop retreating, according to Britain's Communists.

Reporting to the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening (February 12), the party's trade union organiser Andy Bain said the Labour leadership contests had so far been a 'dispiriting fiasco'.

'Too many candidates are capitulating to the witch-hunting demands of outside...

THIS year marks the centenary of the birth of the Communist Party, when factory and transport workers, miners, dockers, tenants’ leaders and the unemployed met as foundation delegates in the Cannon Street Hotel in London.

The subsequent history of the party will be remembered, debated and celebrated in meetings, events and campaigns across Britain.

It will also be honoured abroad, where CP...

'Labour's shift towards a "Stop Brexit" stance did not turn millions of Labour electors into Tories overnight last week - but it did drive them to abstain or vote to "Get Brexit Done"', according to Britain's Communist Party.

Addressing an extended meeting of the CP political committee on Monday evening (December 16), Robert Griffiths said that other factors in Labour's General Election defeat...

A statement by GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan on the Conservative Party’s victory in the British general election:

“Today is a sad day for people living in Britain.”

“It is bitterly disappointing that the message of hope has not carried in the face of a dirty and dishonest campaign by the Conservatives.”

“Voters who had voted for change, for an end to austerity, for social and tax...

morning star neuEXIT polls have suggested a Tory landslide, with Leave-voting areas switching away from Labour according to predictions. If the actual result resembles the prediction, Labour will lose 52 seats, putting it on course for its worst result in terms of seats since 1935 following its decision to campaign for a second referendum on EU membership.

A visibly shocked John McDonnell told the BBC that...

'Labour is beginning to gain ground in the General Election as its economic and social policies chime with the needs and aspirations of the mass of the people', the Communist Party declared on Wednesday evening (November 13).

But CP London district secretary Steve Johnson warned that Britain's ruling class and its supposedly 'liberal' intelligentsia will pull out all the stops to prevent Jeremy...

In response to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage's decision not to stand candidates against sitting Tory MPs, Communist Party general secretary issued the following statement today (Monday, November 11):

"It is entirely in keeping with Nigel Farage's right-wing political history that he wants the Tories to win the General Election. But his decision also exposes the vulnerability of Labour's move...

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