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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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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CHACKO: "Defend socialist leadership of the Labour Party at all costs

Morning Star Editor Ben Chacko's political report to the CP's Executive Committee:

Whatever the poll predictions, it's clear that Britain's decision to leave the EU has come as a massive and disorienting shock to the political Establishment.

Although the nature of the vote differed from region to region and from nation to nation, this was a working-class revolt as Owen Jones pointed out yesterday morning.
The Communist Party, along with a number of allies on the left and in the labour movement - most especially in the RMT, Aslef and BFAWU unions - campaigned strongly for a left exit from the EU based on an understanding of its anti-democratic and pro-monopoly capitalist nature, and the limitations membership would place on any future socialist government of these islands.

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CP EC Reaffirms Commitment to LGBT Rights

Britain’s communists have reaffirmed the party’s long-standing commitment to the liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, pledging to campaign for full equality in all aspects of life.

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Robert Griffiths - Who should govern Britain?

Robert Griffiths general secretary of the Communist Party asks who should govern Britain? Monopoly corporations through the EU, the Bank of England, Nato and the Pentagon — or the people, through their mass movements and elected representatives?

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