THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 31st March 2017


Lead story

NHS workers 1 per cent pay blow

by Daphne Liddle

HEALTH workers throughout Britain and their unions reacted as one body with extreme anger at the Government’s announcement that it was “pleased” to increase their pay by just one per cent. As inflation is currently running at around 2.5 per cent and likely to rise as the value of the pound falls, this amounts to a real and painful pay cut to hundreds of thousands of workers who are already badly underpaid.

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Half of extra NHS funding went to private sector

IN THE autumn Budget statement of 2014, in the run up to the 2015 general election, the Tory-led coalition pledged an extra £2 billion for the NHS. Two-and-a-half years later it has transpired that about half of that money was spent on treating patients in the private sector, according to an analysis of health service data made by the Health Foundation for the Financial Times.

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Editorial

Terror and hypocrisy in Britain...

THERE was understandable shock and anger at the deadly terror attack in London last week. The killer, a British-born convert to Islam, drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing five and injuring some 50 more before stabbing a policeman to death in the grounds of Parliament.

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...and in Iraq

WHEN the Russian air-force stepped in to help the Syrian government repel the onslaught of ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood and their cohorts we were swamped with tales of thousands of innocent civilians killed by indiscriminate bombing. Even though these reports all came from imperialist news agencies and reactionary Arab sources like the rubbishy Aljazeera network, they were treated as gospel by the ‘human rights’ gang and those Tory, Labour and Liberal-Democrat politicians who do the Americans’ bidding in Parliament.

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