The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 24th November 2017

Lead story

Hammond’s miserable budget

by Daphne Liddle

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond began his Budget announcement on Wednesday with a summary of the state of Britain’s finances: the growth forecast for 2017 is down from two per cent to 1.5 per cent, Gross Domestic Product is forecast to fall over the next three years.

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Economic murder — austerity has killed 120,000 say academics

A STUDY prepared by academics from University College London (UCL), Cambridge University and Oxford University, published last week in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ), has concluded that austerity policies introduced from 2010 have increased the death rate, resulting in 120,000 more deaths than would have happened otherwise.

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Zimbabwe at the crossroads

ROBERT Mugabe has resigned the presidency of Zimbabwe at the age of 93, under pressure from the most civilised and peaceful coup in modern history, organised by his erstwhile comrades in the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Tanks appeared on the streets of Harare last week but no shots were fired. Mugabe himself was treated with great respect but held under house arrest whilst his wife and her supporting faction were removed or arrested. At the weekend Mugabe came out, looking well, to present academic awards to students at Harare University.

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