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The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain

This is the last issue of the New Worker before the two-week Xmas break.

The next issue will be out on the 8th January.

Lead story

Brexit: down to the wire

by New Worker correspondent

BREXIT TALKS have come down to the wire amidst Leaver fears that Boris Johnson will use the cover of the Christmas break to fudge an agree-ment with Brussels to allow continued easy access to the European single market. The Prime Minister says he still wants a deal but not one “at any cost”, warning that the talks are still “most likely” to end without an agreement. But European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier remains upbeat about reaching agreement before the end of the transition period deadline on 31st December.

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Grave pay cuts

by New Worker correspondent

TWO CIVIL service unions, Prospect and PCS, along with Unite are taking up the cases of workers employed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) who are facing having their incomes cut in half and losing health benefits by the Tory Government using the excuse of Brexit.

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Tidings of comfort and joy

THE FIRST doses of the coronavirus vaccine have arrived from the Belgian laboratories to kick-start a mass COVID-19 vaccination programme that has raising hopes of a return to some sort of normality by the spring of next year. The Government has secured 40 million doses of the vaccine, enough to treat 20 million people in the coming months. The Pfizer/BioNTech jab is likely to be followed speedily by the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, which may be approved for NHS use by Christmas.

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