The Communist Party has issued a statement condemning yesterday’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn by the Labour Party.
The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party on the flimsiest of pretexts is not only a baseless attack on a longstanding fighter in words and deeds against all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism.
Today, Labour announced that former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been suspended from the party. Despite resigning as leader nearly a year ago, Corbyn was finally hounded out of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) today following the release of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into Antisemitism within the Labour Party.
The Communist Party has called for urgent action to guarantee employment, income, housing and food security in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. “Millions of workers are facing cuts in hours or lay-offs and redundancies”, the party’s Trade Union Organiser Andy Bain reported at its Political Committee on yesterday evening (29 October 2020).
The refusal to extend free school meals over Christmas has met a lot of backlash. The predicted cost of this scheme would only be around £20 million as only 15% of students were estimated to be receiving free school meals. This number accounts for about 1.3 million children but the actual figure is now estimated to have risen to around 2 million.
The Communist Party has issued the October edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on the need for a mass movement to resist mass unemployment and Tory cuts as we grapple with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the full edition online.
On Thursday (16 October 2020), the dubbed ‘SpyCops’ bill passed its third reading in parliament. 313 MPs voted in favour of the bill, whereas only 98 voted against it. Due to the overwhelming support it received in the House of Commons, the bill will now be passed onto the House of Lords for approval.
Across England, different areas are going into local lockdowns according to the Government’s new tiered alert system which ranks areas according to medium (1), high (2) and very high (3) risk. Greater Manchester looked poised to join Liverpool in Tier 3 this week