25 | 02 | 2020

The left in the Labour Party and trade unions must stop retreating, according to Britain's Communists.

Reporting to the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening (February 12), the party's trade union organiser Andy Bain said the Labour leadership contests had so far been a 'dispiriting fiasco'.

'Too many candidates are capitulating to the witch-hunting demands of outside bodies that feminists and supporters of Palestinian rights should be silenced if not driven out of the Labour Party altogether', Mr Bain charged. 'This comes on top of the willingness of most of Labour's possible leaders and deputy leaders to press the nuclear button and cause millions of civilian deaths instead resolving the cause of the conflict', he...

THIS year marks the centenary of the birth of the Communist Party, when factory and transport workers, miners, dockers, tenants’ leaders and the unemployed met as foundation delegates in the Cannon Street Hotel in London.

The subsequent history of the party will be remembered, debated and celebrated in meetings, events and campaigns across Britain.

It will also be honoured abroad, where CP...

'Labour's shift towards a "Stop Brexit" stance did not turn millions of Labour electors into Tories overnight last week - but it did drive them to abstain or vote to "Get Brexit Done"', according to Britain's Communist Party.

Addressing an extended meeting of the CP political committee on Monday evening (December 16), Robert Griffiths said that other factors in Labour's General Election defeat...

A statement by GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan on the Conservative Party’s victory in the British general election:

“Today is a sad day for people living in Britain.”

“It is bitterly disappointing that the message of hope has not carried in the face of a dirty and dishonest campaign by the Conservatives.”

“Voters who had voted for change, for an end to austerity, for social and tax...

morning star neuEXIT polls have suggested a Tory landslide, with Leave-voting areas switching away from Labour according to predictions. If the actual result resembles the prediction, Labour will lose 52 seats, putting it on course for its worst result in terms of seats since 1935 following its decision to campaign for a second referendum on EU membership.

A visibly shocked John McDonnell told the BBC that...

'Labour is beginning to gain ground in the General Election as its economic and social policies chime with the needs and aspirations of the mass of the people', the Communist Party declared on Wednesday evening (November 13).

But CP London district secretary Steve Johnson warned that Britain's ruling class and its supposedly 'liberal' intelligentsia will pull out all the stops to prevent Jeremy...

In response to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage's decision not to stand candidates against sitting Tory MPs, Communist Party general secretary issued the following statement today (Monday, November 11):

"It is entirely in keeping with Nigel Farage's right-wing political history that he wants the Tories to win the General Election. But his decision also exposes the vulnerability of Labour's move...

The Communist Party reaffirms its commitment of September 23 to work for the election of a left-led Labour government in the forthcoming General Election. This is the only attainable outcome that would serve the interests of the working class and peoples of Britain. Thus we are calling for a clear-cut victory for Labour led by Jeremy Corbyn and for its left and progressive policies.

After nine...

The Communist Party of Britain urges MPs to support the swift passage of the new EU Withdrawal Bill which is due to have its Second Reading vote later today (October 22).

'While we have substantial reservations about aspects of the proposed legislation, the issue of Britain's membership needs to be settled so that Labour can go into an imminent General Election on a bold, radical manifesto of...

Lefts MEPs have voiced their concerns and criticisms about the way in which a proposed Brexit deal is being put forward but with strict time constraints for its ratification.

If the agreement is ratified in Westminster on Saturday then it is likely that the European Parliament will be asked to give its consent next week in Strasbourg.

Speaking from Brussels, GUE/NGL co-president and member...

Following the ruling of the Supreme Court that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament in order to frustrate parliamentary scrutiny of his reckless Brexit strategy, Martin Schirdewan, co-president of GUE/NGL and member of the European Parliament Brexit Steering Group said:

“This is a game-changer. It is hard to see how Boris Johnson can remain as Prime Minister following this...

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