The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 17th February 2017

Lead story

Poverty knocks

by Daphne Liddle

NEARLY one third of all households in Britain do not get enough money to support a basic minimum standard of living, according to the latest report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) is based on what the public think people need for a minimum acceptable living standard in Britain. An income that falls below 75 per cent of MIS is an indicator of poverty.

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May reneges on promise to child refugees

Whitehall on Friday night, 10th February and the next day Lord Alf Dubs — accompanied by a group of children and other campaigners — presented a petition to Prime Minister Theresa May after she stunned the country by reneging on Britain’s promise made last May to take in 3,000 child refugees from the informal Calais camp.

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Amnesty sings the imperialist tune

THE IMPERIALISTS can always count on the human rights gang to churn out atrocity and war-crimes stories to justify embargo, blockade and military aggression against any country that dares to stand on its own feet and challenge the capitalist new world order. Amnesty International is no exception.

Last week Amnesty accused Syria of mass murder and torture of prisoners from 2011—2015 in a report that has been relayed approvingly around the world by mass media of the imperialist heartlands. Entitled Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison, the report claims that the Syrian security services carried out mass torture and the arbitrary execution of prisoners at the Saydnaya prison outside Damascus.

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A triumph for Loach

CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Loach, whose latest film I Daniel Blake has won the prize for Best British Film at the BAFTA Film Awards 2017. The film, which reached out to a mass audience when it was released last year, won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival.

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