Neoliberalism to blame for Britain’s weather woes

Given what we already know about the role of capitalism as a major cause of climate change, it is obvious that it is contributing to the environmental destruction currently facing the UK. However, this crisis goes beyond this, and it is important to highlight the role of neoliberal domestic policies over the last forty years that have weakened our position to combat these extreme weather events.

On austerity

Matt Cox writes on the tasks of Communists in a time of looming austerity

More than one million children of key workers live in poverty

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that over one million children of key workers live in poverty. The TUC has blamed this on low pay, poor contracts and a high cost of living for workers in Britain. Employment even for key workers throughout the pandemic have proven to be insecure and of poor quality. In England, Scotland and Wales this reality is faced by one in five children of key workers. The worst affected region according to the report is the North East where the figure increases to as many as one in three.

Communists join People’s Assembly march in London to hold Tories accountable

Both the Communist Party and Young Communist League were in London on Saturday to join the People’s Assembly national demonstration against Boris Johnson’s government. The protest in London was calling for the end of both Tory cuts and Tory rule. The march was also supported by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, trade unions and trades councils and other progressive organisations from across Britain.

Communists call for ‘major turnout at protest’ on 26 June

Communist Party members and supporters in London, the Home Counties and the South East are being asked to help mobilise for the major protest against government austerity and post-Covid plans, at the demonstration called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity for Saturday 26 June.

Communist Party: ‘take to the streets’ in June

The Communist Party has issued the June edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on solidarity with Palestine, the upcoming People’s Assembly demonstration on 26 June, the fight against unemployment and international developments.

Special Educational Needs and Disabled (SEND) children robbed of support

Spending cuts and service reviews are being outlined as a result of a funding shortage of over half a billion pounds for educating children with special needs, across councils in England. Due to a government ruling, local authorities are not permitted to employ other reserves to boost funds for the special educational needs and disabilities (Send) system, leaving families anxious that their loved ones could lose support to ensure gaping historical shortfalls are cleared.

Communist Party: ‘Capitalism equals cronyism and corruption’

“How the value of our public services contrasts to the whiff of corruption surrounding Tory politicians, the state and big business”, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths remarked at the weekend. He was commenting after the party’s executive and election committees reviewed the biggest ongoing CP election campaign since the early 1980s.