Communist Party chair Liz Payne has condemned the 'ongoing plotting to sabotage the democratic decision of the peoples of Britain' to leave the EU.

In her report to the party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening, she accused a 'cabal' of Labour MPs and Lords of working with Tory and LibDem pro-EU parliamentarians to negate the June 23 referendum decision.
'Instead of genuinely seeking the best exit terms, in other words a "People's Brexit", they want to keep Britain in the EU or, at the very least, in the EU single market', she declared.

Ms Payne condemned continuing membership of the single market which, she insisted, would mean putting the interests of the 'City of London casino' and sections of big business before those of workers and their families.

In particular, she said it would prevent future British governments from taking steps to protect key sectors of the economy, invest in public services and renationalised industries, replace the 'corrupt and wasteful' Common Agricultural Policy, negotiate trade deals with the rest of the world, reverse racist 'Fortress Europe' immigration measures, slash or abolish VAT and halt the super-exploitation of migrant workers.

'We would continue to pay huge net contributions to the EU budget for the privilege of being monitored and bossed about by the unlected EU Commission and the unaccountable European Central Bank', she pointed out.

The CP political committee continued preparations for the party's 54th congress to be held in London on November 19-20.

After the meeting, International Secretary John Foster announced that among the international guests will be leaders of the outlawed Communist Party of Ukraine, who will address a public meeting and then a cross-party group of MPs, together with Communist Party of Ireland general secretary Eugene McCartan.

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