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Children pay for education cuts

by Daphne Liddle

EDUCATION standards in England’s schools are falling according to a report published last week from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development with our 16 to 24-year-olds falling behind their European and Asian counterparts.

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European communists form new anti-EU bloc

by New Worker correspondent

COMMUNIST and workers parties from all over Europe, including the New Communist Party of Britain, met in Brussels last week to set up a new liaison committee specifically aimed at co-ordinating workers’ opposition to the European Union. On the 1st October in a meeting room of the EU Parliament in Brussels the founding meeting was held of the “Initiative of communist and workers’ parties in order to study and elaborate European issues and to coordinate their activity”.

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Miliband hits back

THE LESS said about the Daily Mail is usually the better but there are two points that have to be made over the current furore over the Tory rag’s smears against the Labour leader. The first is that Ed Miliband was quite right to have a pop at the Mail whose childish Red Scare attacks on Miliband’s father have clearly backfired on the Tories. The second is that Miliband must go beyond responding to Tory smears by laying the platform for the next Labour government.

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No to the EU

The Tories are now fighting on two fronts — one to shore up their support against a resurgent Labour party and the second against the Eurosceptics inside and outside of their own ranks. UKIP, along with a growing number of Tory back-benchers, want a referendum on the EU before the next election, and not the one in 2017 that will never take place if Labour forms the next government. And that’s a problem for the movement in itself.

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