Economy

Labour can win with bold policies and mass campaigining, Communists insist

'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 Corbyn entering Ten Downing Street.

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'General election and Labour victory now urgent' say Communists

The labour movement must unite on a credible, principled basis if it is not to throw away the prospect of winning a Labour government, Britain's Communists have warned.

Carol Stavris told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening (June 5) that powerful forces in British society were determined to prevent the election of a left government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

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Full Brexit vital for industry and public services, Communists say

Only a full Brexit will create the conditions for the rapid regeneration and renewal of industry, infrastructure and public services, the Communist Party insisted at the weekend.

Alex Gordon reminded the party's executive committee of Jeremy Corbyn's speech in Coventry in February last year, when the Labour leader had warned that EU treaties and directives would block his party's policies to provide state aid to cutting-edge industry, extend public ownership, outlaw the super-exploitation of imported agency labour, reform public sector procurement rules and put an end to outsourcing and privatisation.

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Communists attack 'bogus budget' Chancellor

'Chancellor Hammond presented a bogus budget for a bogus Brexit and a bogus end to austerity', Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening (October 31).

'His budget sought to browbeat and bribe Eurosceptic Tory and pro-EU Labour MPs into supporting the Cabinet's proposed bogus Brexit deal - or else he would bring in an emergency austerity budget. At the same time, he was indicating to the public that if the Commons votes down any such deal, the Tories would fight an early General Election as a cuddly pro-NHS, anti-austerity party - possibly under his leadership', Mr Griffiths explained.

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An 'austerity today, jam tomorrow' budget

It's a 'jam tomorrow' budget from Chancellor Philip Hammond and is unlikely to fool millions of people who are struggling to get by. They see and experience local services continuing to deteriorate, whether it's longer waiting times in the NHS, cancelled operations, the closure of facilities for the elderly and young people, school requests for parental donations, the extinguishing of street lights at night or the disappearance of community police officers.

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'Tories trying to switch agenda', CP insists

'Backed by much of the mass media, the Tory government is pulling out all the stops to switch the political agenda from Britain's social crisis to one of Russia aggression and loyalty tests', John Foster told the Communist Party's executive committee at the weekend. 

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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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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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