The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 23rd November 2018

Lead story

May in Deep Trouble

by New Worker correspondent

MRS MAY is in deep trouble, and there’s mounting speculation about a fresh election in the Westminster bubble following renewed attempts by hard-line Tory Brexiteers to unseat her and the rift with the sectarian bigots of northern Ireland whose MPs have propped up her shaky coalition since 2017.

The survival of the May government is now seriously being questioned in the corridors of power following threats from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to break with the Tories over May’s Brexit deal.

DUP leader Arlene Foster says her party will not back May’s deal, which they believe undermines northern Ireland’s links to Britain. And to show they mean business the DUP refused to support the Government in key Budget votes in the House of Commons this week. The northern Irish Unionists abstained on three Tory proposals in the finance Bill and voted with Labour on a fourth, to review the impact of increases to the personal tax allowance on child poverty

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Saying No to Racism

by New Worker correspondent

LONDON comrades joined the thousands of people who marched through central London, from Portland Place to Whitehall, to protest against the rising tide of racism and fascism, as symbolised by organisations such as the Football Lads Alliance and the English Defence League. The demonstration was called by Stand Up to Racism, Unite Against Fascism and Love Music Hate Racism, with the support of a number of unions and community groups as well as senior members of Labour’s Corbyn leadership.

Members of the London Metropolitan cell of the New Communist Party (NCP) joined the march and sold some New Workers at the demonstration that attracted anti-fascists and activists from all over London and beyond. Seen on the march were hammer and sickle red banners including one with Marx, Lenin and Stalin, as well as Brazilian and South African flags. Unfortunately there was also a European Union flag, which reflected the mistaken view of the soft-left and liberals that the EU is some sort of bastion of progress and anti-fascism.

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Broken Britain

BRITAIN HAS the fifth largest economy in the world, second only to Germany in Europe. London is a millionaires’ playground for the scions of the ruling class, and a safe-haven for the oligarchs and oil sheikhs to stash their immense ill-gotten gains. These immensely rich parasites and their worthless hirelings in parliament cruise through the capital in their limousines oblivious to the poverty and despair of the homeless on the streets. But other eyes see what we can see.

The United Nations (UN) has issued a damning report on poverty in Britain today. Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur, spent two weeks visiting diverse communities across Britain, and his report on growing poverty makes a damning case against the economic policies of present and past Conservative governments.

Professor Alston, the UN special rapporteur who acts as a watchdog on extreme poverty around the world, said that about 14 million people, who are one-fifth of the UK’s population, live in poverty, adding that 1.5 million of them are unable to afford even basic essentials. Prof Alston says that the high poverty rates reflect the massive inequality in the country and that the austerity regime has inflicted great suffering on the populatio

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