The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 21st December 2018

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

The next issue will be out on Friday 11th January 2019.

Lead story

May staggers on

by New Worker correspondent

MRS MAY’S Tory government has staggered on to the Christmas break in parliament but how long it can last in the New Year is anyone’s guess. Last week Mrs May survived an internal no-confidence vote triggered by her own back-benchers but the Prime Ministers hopes of further concessions from the European Union (EU) over her Brexit deal have been dashed in Brussels.

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Birmingham refuse collectors strike again

by New Worker correspondent

INDUSTRIAL ACTION by the refuse collectors of Birmingham has resumed. This time over 300 of them belonging to Unite have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in protest at payments made to those refuse workers (mostly GMB members) who did not join in last year’s long running bin dispute.

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Bristol for Palestine

by New Worker correspondent

THE PALESTINIAN ambassador to Britain, Dr Husam Zomlot, went on a tour of the West Country last week with meetings in Bath and Bristol.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly...’

AND IT certainly is for the rich, who’ll be rocking around the Christmas tree snorting coke and drinking themselves silly for days on end whilst the rest of us try to make the most of the ‘festive season’ in the midst of the worst slump since 1929.

We are, supposedly, celebrating the birth of the founder of Christianity. But Jesus seldom gets a look in these days. As usual, the great and the good will make their annual obeisance to the Nazarene, whom they claim to worship, but whose teachings they ignore for the other 364 days of the year.

We’ll get more drivel from the clergy, who reserve their most pious platitudes for the supposed birthday of the ‘Prince of Peace’ on 25th December. But like the Pharisees, whom they pretend to scorn, these charlatans ignore the teachings of their Master who drove the money-changers out of the Temple and said: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

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