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Boris will ‘carry on regardless’!

by New Worker correspondent

BORIS JOHNSON says he will carry on, even if he loses a no-confidence vote, until the deadline to leave the European Union (EU) expires on 31st October. According to some members in his own camp, the Prime Minister then intends to go to the country as the man who got Britain out of the EU.

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End Holiday Hunger!

by Theo Russell

MEMBERS of Camden Unite Community joined protests across Britain last Friday by blocking the street outside Caxton House in Westminster, London, home of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), against the hated Universal Credit benefit system.

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Myths and reality of building Soviet Socialism

by John Maryon

THERE CAN be little doubt that the social, technical and economic transformation that occurred in the Soviet Union, particularly during the period of Joseph Stalin’s leadership, was one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century. Millions of workers and peasants had their lives transformed from the back-breaking toil and oppression of near feudalism to becoming true masters of their own destiny as they carried forwards the historic cause of building socialism.

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Playing with fire in Hong Kong…

A SENIOR Chinese official has urged the people of Hong Kong to stand firm and stop the violence and chaos and help to restore order in the autonomous city that was a British colony until 1997. But he also made it clear to “the very small group of unscrupulous and violent criminals and the dirty forces behind them” that those who play with fire will perish by it.

We all know who those “dirty forces” are. They are the hidden hands of Anglo-American imperialism who are making trouble in Hong Kong in the mistaken belief that this will strengthen Washington’s hand in its struggle to contain the burgeoning Chinese economy.

The British government is, once again, shamefully doing the Americans’ bidding even though it has nothing to gain and plenty to lose in antagonising China, one of our major trading partners.

People’s China is Britain’s fifth largest trading partner and the second largest non-European Union (EU) partner after the USA. Trade with China is worth £66 billion and there’s plenty more to come if Britain leaves the EU.

Boris Johnson says his government will be very “pro-China”. The new Tory leader speaks highly of China’s Belt and Road global investment strategy and he pledged to keep Britain “the most open economy in Europe” for Chinese investments.

He’s now got to match words with deeds and stop crawling to the USA over Hong Kong.

…and in Kashmir too

INDIA’S decision to revoke the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir has once again pushed relations with Pakistan to breaking point. The Indians claim that Pakistani intelligence is behind the recent wave of guerrilla attacks in the disputed province that has triggered four all-out wars with Pakistan since independence. But the crisis goes back to the shambles of the partition of Britain’s Indian Empire in 1947.

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