The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 4th May 2018

Lead story


by Daphne Liddle

THE LOCAL elections on Thursday produced little change in most councils despite titanic efforts on the part of Labour activists to sustain the growth shown in last year’s general election. The main change has beenthe collapse of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) vote, mainly to the benefit of the Tories — showing that the racist and xenophobic policies of May’s government, as exposed by the cruel Windrush scandal, have attracted former UKIP voters back to the fold they originally emerged from. In spite of this, in pure numbers Labour has gained many more seats throughout the country, if not councils. It has done better mostly in the areas where it was already strong, in the inner cities. Labour aims of taking Tory safe seats in London — in Westminster, Wandsworth and Kensington-and-Chelsea — failed but did make some impression. In Westminster Labour took three seats from the Tories; in Wandsworth they took seven seats and in Kensington-and- Chelsea they took just one..

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Stop the deportation flights!

CAMPAIGNERS from Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) demonstrated outside the Jamaican High Commission on Tuesday calling for an immediate halt to forced deportation charter flights; one such flight to Jamaica is scheduled to leave this Friday. And people from the Windrush generation are still being booked on these flights in spite of Prime Minister Theresa May’s apologies last week over the horrendous injustices of treating people who have lived and worked for many decades in Britain and who arrived here as British citizens when Jamaica was still a British colony.

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Korea is One!

DEMOCRATIC Korean leader Kim Jong Un took a giant step for peace last week when he crossed the Armistice line in Panmunjom for talks with the south Korean leader, Moon Jae In. Their joint declaration and modest first steps to north—south normalisation that have followed will, hopefully, pave the way for the “new era of peace” that both leaders have pledged to work for. Moon Jae In is responding to the demand for peace on the street that propelled him into office at the last election whilst his party reflects the views of realistic circles within the south Korean ruling class that want an end to American-inspired confrontation and a return to economic co-operation with the people’s government in the north. Kim Jong Un is following in the footsteps of great leader Kim Il Sung, who first proposed the establishment of a united confederal republic based on the principle of ‘one country, two systems’ back in 1980. That’s the principle that led to the peaceful return of the former British and Portuguese colonies of Hong Kong and Macau to People’s China in 1997, and it’s one that clearly would end the imperialist imposed partition of th

May rudderless

MS RUDD officially resigned because she misled Parliament over the Windrush scandal. But the real reason that she went was because the Tories had to find someone to blame for the failure of a failed attempt to unite Tory ranks and play the race card in order to mop up the UKIP vote in the run-up to the local elections.e Korean peninsula

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