The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 28th April 2017

Lead story

Corbyn’s pledge to NHS staff

by Daphne Liddle

JEREMY Corbyn has begun his second week of general election campaigning with a pledge to lift the one per cent cap on pay rises for all NHS staff and to raise wages significantly throughout the NHS. He also pledged to reverse the abolition of bursaries for student nurses.

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Jamais Le Pen, Never Again!

by New Worker correspondent

ANTI-FASCIST campaigners gathered outside the French embassy in Knightsbridge in London on Monday evening to protest at the growing menace of fascism in France represented by the Front National candidate in the French presidential election, Marine Le Pen — and to express solidarity with French anti-fascists.

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Scottish TUC

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

GIVEN THE unseasonal snowy weather it was appropriate for the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) to choose the upmarket ski resort of Aviemore as the venue for their 120th annual conference. No doubt the promise of a bar stocked with 60 varieties of local malt whiskies did not influence the organisers’ choice of venue.

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Labour can win!

KEN LOACH, the veteran director and social campaigner who recently won widespread acclaim for his award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, is throwing his weight behind Labour’s drive to win the next general election. Loach left Labour in the 1990s during the Blair era to support a number of failed leftist movements before returning to the fold in recent years as a staunch supporter of Jeremy Corbyn.

The award-winning film director made a one-hour documentary called In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn during the run-up to last year’s Labour leadership election. Now he’s going to use his undoubted talents to help Corbyn lead Labour to victory in June.

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