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‘Labour offers real change’

by New Worker correspondent

LABOUR is cutting the Tory lead in the opinion polls following the establishment of a ‘Remain Alliance’ pact between the Liberal Democrats, the Welsh nationalists and the Greens, and the decision of Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party to stand down in every seat currently held by the Tories. The Tories are still ahead by six to eight points in the polls but Labour hopes to shorten it as their campaign kicks off across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Chinese firm rescues British Steel

by New Worker correspondent

A CHINESE firm has stepped in to save British Steel and the jobs of thousands of workers in Scunthorpe and Teesside. When it was publicly owned the British Steel Corporation was the country’s major steel producer. It was sold-off in 1988 during the Thatcher era and it’s been downhill ever since. British Steel went into liquidation in May but it’s been kept running by the Official Receiver in the hope of a rescue buy-out. The company employs 5,000 workers directly with a further 20,000 workers in the supply chain.

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Stand by Evo Morales!

LAST WEEKEND’S coup that overthrew the government of Evo Morales in Bolivia has been condemned by communists and progressives all around the world. The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), which represents some 97 million workers across the five continents, has condemned the coup along with the Brussels-based International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, whose Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) policies lifted nearly a fourth of the country’s population out of poverty, was forced to resign by army leaders that many believe are in the pocket of US imperialism.

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