The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 22nd December 2017

The New Worker is now having it’s two-week Christmas break.

The next issue will be out on Friday 12th January 2018.

Lead story

Homelessness crisis

by Daphne Liddle

A REPORT published on Wednesday by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee described current levels of homelessness in Britain as a “national crisis” and said that the Government’s attitude to tackling the crisis is “unacceptable complacent”.

Read the full story here >> Homelessness crisis

Christmas surprise job cuts

WORKERS in two companies, one in Hull and the other in Norwich, received sudden notices that their jobs have gone and in both cases the employers have been less than straightforward in delivering the bad news in ways that left the workers worse off than they need to have been.

Read the full story here >> Christmas surprise job cuts

What we are fighting for

AT THIS time of year when days are short, the weather awful and the global political situation dire, we need cheering up by reminding ourselves of the socialist future we are struggling and fighting for as well as the evils and injustices of world economic imperialism that we are fighting against.

Read the full story here >> What we are fighting for


Empire of the leaky bottom boat

THE GOVERNMENT’S new £3.1 billion aircraft carrier has been found to have a serious leak around one of its propeller shafts. Leaks on aircraft carriers are serious issues because the weight of two conning towers is all on one side of the boat. This has to be counterbalanced but vast amounts of unchecked water flowing about inside could easily tip the vessel over.

So new and very expensive repairs must be made. Even then, there are as yet no planes to fly from this giant. It seems we will be buying 48 F-35s from the US arms giant Lockheed Martin by 2025, at a total cost of £9.1 billion.

And there are plans to build another of these giant ships that, once launched, will be mothballed because we cannot afford to run it.

Most of our readers will be wincing at these vast sums of money being poured into what are, at best, the most expensive white elephants in the world and, at worst, will enable imperialist aggression and strife around the world to attack and destroy other countries, bringing death and disaster to their people.

Read the full editorial here >> Empire of the leaky bottom boat