The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 19th May 2017

Lead story

Corbyn draws the crowds

by Daphne Liddle

WHILE the Tory party has been stage-managing encounters between Theresa May and the voting public — using committed Tory hacks to play the role of the general public, Jeremy Corbyn has been attracting rallies of many thousands of supporters wherever he goes.

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Nurses vote for strike ballot

NURSES who are members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) last week voted overwhelmingly in a consultative vote for a ballot for strike action in protest at the one per cent cap on their pay rises.

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Cruel cuts that cost more than they save

THE CYBER attack that brought chaos to the NHS is yet another example of the false economies of Tory austerity packages costing more in the long run to put right the damage done — though the damage to human lives may never be put right.

The Tories last year tried to blame the junior doctors’ strike for postponed operations and clinic appointments, but their own cuts to security for NHS computer systems, which are still operating on Windows XP — the system introduced in 2001 and superseded by Windows Vista in 2007, and which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014 — caused far more damage.

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