Trade unions have warned the government and the public that the NHS is in danger of being “swamped” by COVID-19, with cases spiralling to never-before-seen numbers.
Communist Party of Britain General Secretary Robert Griffiths and International Secretary John Foster released a statement yesterday (26 December 2020) on the UK-EU Agreement on Trade and Cooperation.
The Young Communist League has issued a statement on the news that for the first time in history, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, have been forced to intervene to help feed hungry children in Britain this winter.
Capitalist Realism can be defined as the pervasive subconscious belief that there is no viable alternative to the economic system of capitalism. Never before has a scheme been so coercive that it need not posit from an ideological perspective.
Britain’s Communists have sounded a sceptical note about the extension of post-Brexit trade talks between the British government and the EU. Addressing the party’s executive over the weekend, Alex Gordon said the continuing talks have “an air of confected theatre about them, although these are performances that not many people might pay to watch”.
Tony Conway, the Communist Party’s Anti-Racism Anti-Fascism Officer, launched a stinging all-round attack on the Tory government’s record at a meeting of the Party’s Political Committee yesterday evening (2 December 2020). After welcoming the swift development and approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, he said it should not divert attention from the government’s “deadly mismanagement” of the coronavirus crisis.
Britain’s Communists slammed the Tory government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as an “incompetent and corrupt disaster” at last weekend’s meeting of the Party’s Executive Committee.
The Young Communist League has issued a statement to mark Remembrance Sunday 2020 which is being observed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Communist Party’s General Secretary, Robert Griffiths, has released a recorded address condemning the Tories’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for mass action now to prevent more deaths and economic hardship for working people.
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.