The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 21st April 2017

Lead story

All out for a Corbyn victory

by Daphne Liddle

SUDDENLY we are in the run-up to a general election that is just eight weeks away — a real opportunity to get rid of Tory austerity policies, cuts to public services, low wages and soaring rents, an end to being Washington’s lap-dog in imperialist aggression around the world and a chance to reverse the march for privatisation, to save the NHS and our education system.

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Scottish council workers ballot for strike action

AROUND 3,000 local government workers, including refuse collectors, school cleaners and care home staff, are balloting for strike action against the paltry one per cent pay rise offer that, taking inflation into account, is in effect a pay cut.

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Theresa May’s election desperation

PRIME Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election on 8th June — the earliest possible date — is a sure sign that the Tory party is in a desperate situation. Even though the opinion polls are giving them a double figure lead, they know that there is enormous support amongst ordinary people for Jeremy Corbyn’s policies.

May is taking a big risk. If she had wanted to play it really safe she would have waited until the planned constituency boundary changes had gone through — giving the Tories a much bigger advantage.

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