Local Democracy & Community

Communists condemn neoliberalism's 'deadly damage' to emergency defences

'Ten years of neoliberal economic and financial policies have done deadly damage to our defences against health and other public emergencies', the Communist Party declared on Wednesday evening (March 25). 

Reporting to an online meeting of the party's Political Committee, General Secretary Robert Griffiths attacked the past ten years of spending cuts, tax relief for the rich and big business and the outsourcing and privatisation of public services.  'Almost every capitalist government is now compelled to use methods deployed so effectively by the Chinese authorities to counter the Covid-19 virus, based on state intervention, planning and control of essential industries and services', Mr Griffiths pointed out. 

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Communists urge Labour solution to social crisis

Britain's deepening social crisis confirms the urgent need to replace Theresa May's minority regime with a left-led Labour government, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths declared at the weekend.

Reporting to his party's Executive Committee, he slammed Dame Judith Hackitt's review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster and the Tory response. She had stopped short of calling for a ban on combustible cladding, while Housing and Communities secretary James Brokenshire had promised a 'consultation' on the Hackitt report followed by unspecified legislation.

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