Britain

"EU destroying social democracy", claim Communists

'In Italy as in Germany, France, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands, traditionally strong social-democratic parties have suffered historic defeats in elections', John Foster told the Communist Party of Britain's political committee on Wednesday evening. 

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Communists condemn 'steady as the economy sinks' budget

The Communist Party has condemned what it calls Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'steady as the economy sinks' Autumn Budget.

CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said it reflected Tory priorities to 'fill the boots of private enterprise with public money' and shore up big business profits.

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'Red Robbo - a giant of the labour movement'

Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Derek Robinson in Stourbridge, West Midlands, today (November 22):

"What drove workers in their hundreds and thousands - many with family and financial responsibilities - to down tools and leave their benches, desks and assembly lines? Not once, but reputedly 523 times.

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COMMUNISTS - 'MASS ACTION CAN DRIVE OUT TORIES'

Britain's Communists have urged full support for the People's Assembly events in Manchester this week to protest against the Tory Party conference.

Meeting in the city at the weekend, the Communist Party executive committee said that workers and their families had had enough of cuts, low pay and privatisation.

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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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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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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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