The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 26th April 2019

Lead story

Even More Revolting Tories

by New Worker correspondent

THE PRIME MINISTER is fighting off another Tory revolt as her attempts to reach an accord with Labour over Brexit stall over the details of Mrs May’s plan, which has been repeated rejected by Brexiteers on both sides of the House of Commons. Some Tory MPs want Mrs May to resign or face another move to oust her. And though current Tory rules prevent MPs from mounting a fresh challenge until December — 12 months after the last failed no confidence vote — the influential 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers is looking at rule changes to allow a speedy new vote.

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On and off the Rails

by New Worker correspondent

TRANSPORT unions have won a major victory that has prevented the closure of 47 out of 51 ticket offices on the London Overground railway network. RMT claims to have been responsible for mobilising over 6,500 hostile responses to closures proposed last September by Arriva Rail London.

After the Mayor of London announced that most of the offices earmarked for closure would remain open, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is a significant victory for RMT members at the front line of the London Overground service who led the campaign to stop this ticket office carnage and jacked up the political pressure to reverse the cuts. It proves that trade union campaigning works,”

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Together Against Trump

DONALD TRUMP wasn’t welcome the last time he came here. We certainly don’t want to see him again. It isn’t just because he’s a moronic climate-change denier with sexist, chauvinist and bigoted anti-immigrant views. It’s because he is the Supreme Commander of the most oppressive country in the world.

No US president should be invited to Britain until US imperialism ends its occupation of south Korea and closes its ring of nuclear bases that target Russia and People’s China. No US president should be welcomed in Britain until the Americans end their support of the fascist regime in Kiev and the Saudi intervention in Yemen, pull out of Syria and Iraq, and drop sanctions against Cuba, Iran, Venezuela and Democratic Korea. No leader of US imperialism should be fêted in Britain until America ends its support for Zionist Israel and recognises the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

Comedy Club Ukraine

Ukraine’s incumbent President Petro Poroshenko has been soundly defeated by 41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Zelensky in the final round of the country’s presidential election. Zelensky won 73 per cent of the vote whilst Poroshenko lagged well behind with just 25 per cent. Poroshenko, a one-time member of a bogus Ukrainian social-democratic party, claims to be an ‘independent’. His rival Volodymyr Zelensky is a popular comedian of Jewish origin whom his enemies claim is a pawn of a Ukrainian media baron.

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