THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 3rd March 2017


Lead story

Disabled to be sacrificed

by Daphne Liddle

PEOPLE with disabilities, who have already suffered the brunt of cuts to benefits and services since 2010, are to see another round of £3.7 billion in cuts to Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) to help the Tories balance their budget deficit.

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Ealing people turn out to save their hospital

HUNDREDS of local people packed Ealing Town Hall last Wednesday 15th February to defend Ealing Hospital from threatened cuts in the Government’s latest five-year plans — Shaping a Healthier Future (SaHF) and Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The hall was so full that many had to be turned away from the meeting.

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Scottish Labour at Perth

by our Scottish political correspondent

DESPITE the un-spring like weather the Spring party conference season has started. The round was kicked off by the Scottish Labour Party, who met in the Perth Concert hall last weekend.

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Editorial

Half a loaf...

LAST week’s by-election results were obviously a bit of a disappointment for Labour. Although Labour saw off the challenge from UKIP in Stoke, it lost Copeland to the Conservatives.

There were a number of reasons for the defeat in the Cumbrian seat that Labour has held since the 1930s, not least the fact that the Labour vote has been declining steadily since 1997 following the last boundary changes, which favoured the Conservatives. It was equally clear that many former UKIP voters switched back to the Tories in a contest in which the Labour candidate wasn’t even the preferred choice of the Labour leader.

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