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The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain

This issue of the New Worker will be the last before the Winter break.

The next issue will be on Friday 10th January 2020.

Lead story

Boris backtracks already!

by New Worker correspondent

BORIS JOHNSON’S new Tory government was sworn in this week, boosted by last week’s general election that won them 365 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. The Johnson government confirmed that its first priority was to withdraw from the European Union — a pledge that clearly helped the Tories smash through Labour’s ‘red wall’ in northern England.

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Recognition battles: bosses spurn ‘turkey truce’

by New Worker correspondent

TUESDAY MORNING saw Unite, the construction union, hold a demonstration at the High Speed Railway construction site at London’s Euston Station. Their target was the HS2 Costain/Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) site. The union accuses CSJV management of “acting like Scrooge and spurning Unite’s offer of a ‘Turkey truce’”.

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Elections, Past, Present and Future

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

THE OUTCOME of the General Election north and south of the border for Labour was at same time both different and the same. Labour got well and truly beaten, but by different parties.

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Deck the Halls with boughs of holly…

AND THE RICH certainly will this time round with another election in the bag and a government that they hope will give them five more years to carry on exploiting and oppressing working people at home and abroad.

We are, supposedly, celebrating the birth of the founder of Christianity — which for the rich largely consists of rocking around the Christmas tree snorting coke and drinking themselves silly for days on end. They’ll leave Jesus of Nazareth to the tame clergy who reserve their most pious platitudes for the supposed birthday of the ‘Prince of Peace’ in December.

In his Christmas message Archbishop Justin Welby speaks about his concern over the country’s direction, saying that tolerance for minority groups has decreased and homelessness has increased. The head of the Church of England says, quite rightly, that the state of vulnerable people has worsened over the last nine years. But what’s he done about it?

Read the full story here >> Deck the Halls with boughs of holly…