The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 22 June 2018

Lead story


by our labour movement correspondent

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May promised extra money for the cash-strapped NHS this week. But the proposed £20 billion boost was dismissed by Labour as yet another Tory stunt that would do little to tackle the long-term problems of the National Health Service This was echoed by the Dave Prentis, the general secretary of UNISON, another giant union with 1.3 million members — nearly half of them working in health care in the NHS and for organisations providing NHS services in all four countries of the United Kingdom.

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Grenfell victims remembered

by New Worker correspondent

LONDON fell silent last week as the capital paid tribute to the victims of one of the biggest fire tragedies in Britain since the Second World War — the fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower high-rise apartment block. There was a 72-second silence, the release of white doves, and a solemn remembrance service at St Helens Church in North Kensington for the 72 people who died in the tragedy on 14th June 2017.

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Stand Up to Racism!

DIANE ABBOTT and John McDonnell are calling on people to take to the streets against the fascist mobs campaigning for the release of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the jailed racist who calls himself “Tommy Robinson”. Thousands of fascists and racists swarmed over Whitehall in June, with their Nazi salutes and racist abuse, to jeer non-white tourists and anti-racist campaigners during a rally called to demand the release of Robinson, who was jailed in May for contempt of court. The Labour Shadow ministers, along with other MPs, trade union leaders and anti-racist campaigners, are calling for mass protests to counter the racists and neo-Nazis whose followers are planning further big protests in support of Robinson next month in London and across the county.

Read the full editorial here >> Stand Up to Racism!