Communist Party of Britain

Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths issued the following statement today in response to the Tory government’s Queen’s Speech: ‘When a Boris Johnson government talks about renewing and strengthening democracy, it’s time to count the spoons. ‘The legislative programme outlined in the Queen’s Speech is a minefield for democratic liberties with plenty of traps for the leadership of the Labour Party. Even more significantly, it refuses to address Britain’s rising levels of family poverty and the failure to prepare for and respond to Covid and similar deadly epidemics. ‘Instead, the Tory government’s priorities are to boost military spending, including on nuclear weapons of mass murder, and to continue the erosion of democratic freedoms including our rights of assembly and protest.  ‘Proposals to strengthen trade ties in the Gulf, Africa and the Indo-Pacific will mean stronger links with reactionary regimes as part of the new Cold War drive against China’s economic…

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‘Tory talk can’t be trusted’ – Communist Party