Communist Party of Britain

‘How the value of our public services contrasts to the whiff of corruption surrounding Tory politicians, the state and big business’, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths remarked at the weekend. He was commenting after the party’s executive and election committees reviewed the biggest ongoing CP election campaign since the early 1980s.  He urged all labour movement campaigners to emphasise the urgent need for more investment in democratically accountable health, social care, education, housing and environmental services rather than ‘bailing out big business yet again with hundreds of billions of pounds of public money’. ‘Cronyism and corruption are as old as capitalism itself’, Mr Griffiths accused, ‘but made far worse by the multiple modern-day tie-ups between the economic power of big business and the political power of the capitalist state’.  He pointed to government contracts, public money, privatisation, party funding and the revolving door between politicians, advisors, ex-civil servants and company…

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Capitalism equals cronyism and corruption, Communists accuse