The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 27th April 2018

Lead story


by Daphne Liddle

WAY BACK in the late 1960s the newly formed National Front stomped through our streets waving Union Jacks and shouting racist abuse with the main stated purpose of “sending them back”. They meant the forced repatriation of thousands of immigrants from Commonwealth countries who had come here at the Government’s invitation to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. In 2014, as Home Secretary, May introduced a policy of hostility to illegal immigration as part of the Tories’ effort to woo voters in the run-up the 2015 general election and UKIP was trying to steal anti-immigration votes from the Tories. The policy was to turn the whole population into border police. Employers and landlords were obliged to check the immigration status of employees and tenants who might be illegal immigrants — with threats of jail if they unknowingly employed or housed an illegal immigrant.

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2.3 million denied social care

MORE THAN two million people who need social care are not getting it because of cuts to local authority budgets, according to figures obtained by Labour. Local authority-funded packages have fallen 26 per cent since 2010 — denying 400,000 people care, according to records obtained by Labour. But with an ageing population and greater demands, Labour calculates that two million more are not having their needs met. Barbara Keeley, Shadow Minister for Social Care, called for instant investment. She said: “The fall in care packages clearly is the result of near 40 per cent cuts to council funding since 2010.”

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Stephen Lawrence, the police and the state

SUNDAY 22nd April marked the 25th anniversary of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in Eltham, south east London. Stephen and his friend Duwayne Brooks were attacked whilst waiting for a bus by a gang of at least five youths for no other reason than that they were black. The long and bitter fight put up by Stephen’s parents, Doreen and Neville Lawrence, for justice for their son is now part of British history. At first police made little effort. They assumed the stabbing was due to a fight between two black boys over drugs. They could not conceive that black youths out at night were not criminals — even when local residents and Doreen Lawrence came to them with evidence and a list of names of five local white youths notorious as racist thugs who had been seen about on that night of 22nd April 1993.

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