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. Under-investment in NHS, elderly social care, manufacturing and civil emergency planning meant we were not prepared for the Covid pandemic. Exercise Cygnet in Wales (2015) and Cygnus in England (2016) warned that a serious epidemic could find our NHS and privatised elederly care service without enough PPE, medical ventilators and critical and intensive care beds. British and Welsh governments largely ignored the findings and…

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