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Capitalism equals cronyism and corruption, Communists accuse

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…

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FINANCIAL POWERS

Communist Party of Britain The Welsh Parliament needs the powers to raise funds and invest in local and regional economies. Too many of our communities have suffered decades of neglect. This cannot continue. The Senedd and local authorities must have greater freedom from central government and Whitehall to raise funds from the low-interest Public Works Loan Board and in the capital markets. The Council Tax should be replaced by a local income tax based on the ability to pay. This will end the unfairness inflicted on low-income households.  As a…

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CP condemns Israeli violence against MK Cassif

Communist Party of Britain The Communist Party of Britain extends its solidarity to comrade Ofer Cassif MK, of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash, who was assaulted by the police during a peaceful demonstration against the Israeli occupation, in East Jerusalem on Friday 9 April. Comrade Cassif is a member of the CPI’s Political Committee and a Member of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) on behalf of the socialist Hadash party, as part of the Joint List left coalition. Along with his party and allies, Comrade Cassif has taken a…

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CP welcomes workers’ fight-back 

Communist Party of Britain The Communist Party has called for solidarity with trade unionists across Britain who are preparing for a wave of industrial action.  Speaking to the party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening, Andy Bain praised the determination of British Gas employees, London hospital staff and bus drivers, ScotRail and Scottish local council workers, prison education staff, Swansea civil servants, Bristol water workers, Liverpool lecturers and others to defend pay, conditions and health and safety standards at work. ‘This reflects the growing realisation that employers and their Tory government are…

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ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL POWERS

Communist Party of Britain Unemployment fightback! In Wales, we know as much as anyone how mass unemployment devastates lives and local communities. It produces anxiety and fear, economic distress, family disruption, debt, poverty, malnutrition and homelessness. People are demoralisation as they lose their confidence and dignity. Trust and solidarity between workmates is eroded as pay and working conditions are undermined. Unemployment is not caused by lazy or greedy workers, strikers, ‘benefit scroungers’, immigrants ‘taking our jobs’ or workers who lack skills. Those are the people targeted by the right-wing press…

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EMERGING FROM COVID

Communist Party of Britain The Welsh Communist Party understands that people are feeling battered and bruised by the Covid-19 crisis. Many are bereaved. It’s a tough time – and tougher for some than for others. We also understand that important lessons have been learned. People want more control over their lives and their communities. In particular, we want our key and front-line workers to be rewarded with decent pay and conditions. The Covid crisis has shown how much we need real power in the hands of the people of Wales.…

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Sewell Commission falls at first hurdle

Communist Party of Britain Tony Conway, convenor of the Communist Party Anti-Racist Anti-Fascist Commission writes, “The Sewell led Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities which reported on 31 March one day prior to the traditional April Fools’ Day was always likely to be a smokescreen and it proved to be so. This was the Government’s response to the mass young working-class black-led demonstrations during the summer of 2020. It has certainly come up short and has rightly been condemned by a wide number of anti-racist and civil society groups. This…

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Communists urge action on Electoral Commission bias

Communist Party of Britain A number of MPs have already responded to the Communist Party letter (below), some more positively than others. But what most of them say is that they would be more likely to take up this issue if the complaint comes from a constituent.  This is the cue for Communist Party members, allies and friends. Email your MP, MSP or MS and urge them to protest against the Electoral Commission’s anti-democratic discrimination against a party that has contested elections in Britain at every level for the past…

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COMMUNIST PARTY STATEMENT ON NON RACIST IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAWS

Communist Party of Britain The Communist Party of Britain (CP) confirms its stance that Britain must recast its immigration and nationality laws on a fair and equal basis. Britain leaving the EU has created the opportunity to reconsider the effects of Immigration and Nationality laws. The CP opposed the most recent Immigration Act (2020) as anti-working class and because it embeds inequality in Immigration and Nationality legislation. The CP supports the call to allow unregulated citizens to have access to healthcare, including Covid 19 care, without fear of detention or…

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