Trade unions should beware Boris Johnson’s ‘Build Back Better’ strategy because it will demand a high price from workers and their families, the Communist Party warned at the weekend.  Former union president Bill Greenshields told the party’s online executive committee that Tory pledges to rebuild British industry and provide better and cheaper energy, transport, housing and health and education services could not be trusted. 

‘The Prime Minister told his party conference that this programme of renewal and recovery should be led not by the state but by so-called free enterprise’, Mr Greenshields pointed out. 

‘This is the same free enterprise system that had to be bailed out with hundreds of billions of pounds of public...

Over the weekend of 3/4 October, young communists conducted home to home leafleting on estates in Cable Street scene of a famous battle against fascism in 1936. The three day campaign included a street stall, giant projection of a film on the Battle and postering, with a banner display on the Sunday. On the afternoon of the anniversary of the Battle, 4 October an online meeting attracted hundreds...

In response to the recent TUC conference, Communist Party chair Liz Payne has urged Britain’s trades union movement to unite to defend every job, demand a safe return to work and to reject EU attempts to limit control state aid to industry in England, Scotland and Wales. 

Warning that millions more jobs will be axed when the Tory government’s furlough scheme ends in late October, she...

‘The COVID crisis has exposed jobs, the right to work and society’s total dependence on labour as the fault-line of capitalism’, Andy Bain told the Communist Party’s executive committee at the weekend.

In an online meeting, he said it was essential that capitalism’s massive threat to jobs is challenged at national and local levels by the trade union movement. The CP trade union organiser urged...

The World Federation of Trade Unions on behalf of its 105 million workers in 130 countries of the 5 continents expresses its international solidarity and support with the 80000 workers of Marks & Spencer who are facing the condemnable decision of the company to cut 7000 jobs over the next three months.

Marks & Spencer is multinational retailer which was founded in 1884 and now...

Britain’s Communists have attacked Keir Starmer’s ‘shameful surrender’ to the anti-socialist, anti-Corbyn storyline on ‘anti-Semitism’ peddled by the Labour Party’s traditional right-wing enemies. 

In an online meeting of the CP political committee on Wednesday evening, Ben Chacko condemned the new Labour leadership’s decision to pay an estimated £500,000 in legal costs and damages to seven...

The anti-socialism of the ObserverGuardian group of newspapers has sunk to a new low with the reproduction on Sunday (July 19) of postage stamps issued by Ukrainian Nationalist groups in exile during the Soviet era.  Some of these stamps, published in the Observer and on the Guardian website, celebrate the foundation of the ‘Ukrainian Insurgent Army’

‘This Tory government will face a heavy reckoning for its disastrous response to the COVID-19 crisis’, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths told the party’s online executive committee meeting at the weekend.  He pointed out that that Britain had the second highest death rate for the virus in the world – second only to Belgium which includes suspected as well as confirmed cases...

At a Black Lives Matter rally today (13 June) in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the rally’s organiser, Morning Star supporter Pete Stevenson, read out this stirring message from veteran anti-apartheid campaigner and communist Ken Keable. There were over 200 people at the rally and the message was warmly received. Social distancing was strictly observed.

Message from Mr Ken Keable of Stoke-sub-Hamdon...

JOINT ARAF and YCL STATEMENT

“Britain must confront its racist and imperialist past. In order to fully recognise the problems of racism in Britain and its continued imperialist role, it is absolutely necessary that Britain confronts its racist and imperialist past – says the Young Communist League and the Communist Party’s Anti Racist Commission.

History isn’t neutral. Having statues...

‘The vicious killing of George Floyd has highlighted the racism that still pervades developed capitalist societies and their state institutions’, Mollie Brown declared at the Communist Party of Britain’s executive committee meeting this weekend.  She pointed to recent examples of the deaths and serious injuries of black detainees in police custody in Britain, the US and France which, she...