Communist Party of Britain

‘State support for the capitalist monopolies and their profits is at the root of society’s major problems, including the Tory government’s disastrous handling of the Covid-19 crisis’, Bill Greenshields told a meeting of the Communist Party’s executive committee over the weekend.  ‘This approach characterises the whole range of government policies from austerity and privatisation to state subsidies and the woefully inadequate test-and-trace system’, he charged.  Mr Greenshields said that Britain’s successful vaccination programme owed most to the role played by public sector investment, the NHS and other public health and education institutions.  ‘Despite their huge profits, the big pharmaceutical companies have had to be bribed and coerced to make their contribution to the anti-Covid struggle and, with one or two exceptions, have so far failed across Europe to meet production targets and honour their obligations’, he accused.  Britain’s Communists renewed their call for large-scale public ownership in the pharmaceutical industry…

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