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CLASS POLITICS NEEDED, SAY COMMUNISTS

Robert Griffiths 2The left and labour movement in Britain are urgently in need of a return to 'class politics', according to Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths.

He told the party's political committee on Wednesday evening that subjective and impressionistic views were in danger of misleading socialists and trade unionists to the benefit of big business and the far right. In particular, he cited the warm response given in some quarters to a recent address delivered by Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the support of trade unions and Labour MPs to Britain's continued membership of the Single European Market.

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR TORY ATTACK ON THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

The Tory attack on low paid workers, benefit claimants and people with disabilities will continue for years to come unless we get rid of this government.

Most of the cuts planned by ex-Chancellor Osborne are going ahead as planned through freezing in-work benefits, rolling out Universal Credit and slashing disability payments. At the same time there are yet more tax cuts for business and extra public subsidies for capitalist free markets in housing, transport and technical innovation that have failed so miserably up to now. Instead of pumping £8bn more into the private housing sector and accelerating the forced sell-off of Housing Association properties, that money could build 140,000 new homes - almost four times more than Chancellor Hammond unveiled today.

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LEFT MUST TAKE THE LEAD IN THE US AND BRITAIN, COMMUNISTS URGE

Given the choice in the US presidential election between a neoliberal, banker-oriented, imperialist warmonger or Trump’s demagogic promises to regenerate industry, create jobs, end crime and 'drain the swamp' of corruption, nobody should be too surprised at the result, Bill Greenshields told the Communist Party of Britain's political committee on Wednesday evening (November 9).

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POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY AT STAKE, SAY COMMUNISTS

The democratic principle at stake in the European Union struggle is not parliamentary sovereignty but the sovereignty of the people, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths told the party's executive committee at the weekend.

He was responding to last week's ruling by the High Court that the British government must consult MPs and peers before triggering negotiations to leave the EU.

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TRURO LAUNCH OF DERYVADOW PARTY AN GEMYNWER

On Saturday 29 October, the Communist Party launched in Truro the first ever Cornish translation of the Communist Manifesto, the 1848 work by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.  It was recently completed by Heather Penruth who worked on the text for three years. The meeting congratulated Heather for her vision and commitment in tackling this enormous task. 

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