The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 23rd June 2017

Lead story

The Queen’s meagre speech

by Daphne Liddle

THE QUEEN delivered a very short speech when she re-opened Parliament on Wednesday, with all the main features of the Conservative Party manifesto abandoned.

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The real face of imperialism in Syria

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

THE PROSPECT of a direct clash between Russia and US imperialism in Syria has drawn closer following the downing of a Syrian aircraft by an American warplane last weekend. The pilot bailed out near the terrorists’ lines and was later rescued by Syrian commandos. The Syrian government has called on the United Nations to condemn these “cowardly and reckless military actions,” saying that this latest act of aggression reveals the “real face and the underhand goal” of the US-led coalition and shows beyond any doubt Washington’s backing for terrorism.

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Force the Tories Out!

TWO WEEKS after the election and Theresa May continues to cling to power on the strength of a promise of support from the sectarian bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which has yet to be delivered, to give the Tories a wafer-thin majority in the House of Commons. But most of the reactionary Tory agenda has been culled from the Queen’s Speech, which Tory grandees concede was “her first and last”.

Mrs May’s rivals are openly debating whether to depose her now or wait until she loses the next election before making a bid for the leadership amidst rumours that Conservative Campaign Headquarters has already been told to prepare for a late autumn re-run. Meanwhile the struggle between the two poles of the ruling class divided over Brexit continue within the corridors of power, with the Europhiles determined to create the conditions for another referendum before the conclusion of the Brexit talks.

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