Boris Johnson’s new COVID-19 restrictions cause divisions within Parliament

On Thursday (10 September 2020), it was announced by the Prime Minister that Covid restrictions would be reintroduced, limiting the number of people gathering in groups in England to 6 from the previously allowed number of 30.

We need a new movement as much as a new voting system

There are strong arguments in favour of proportional representation, argues Nick Wright, but any left-wing government relies on a committed set of MPs and a mass movement in support of change outside of Parliament above all else.

Scottish Labour in latest sabotage crisis

This week, Scottish Labour was plunged into yet another crisis as Scottish shadow cabinet members James Kelly and Jenny Marra resigned and called on leader, Richard Leonard, to resign. Seen as the last key figure of the Corbyn movement still in office, many so-called moderates in the Party are keen for him to go. LeonardContinue reading “Scottish Labour in latest sabotage crisis”

CP Political Committee slams new ‘Cold War’ hysteria

“Labour should develop a genuinely independent foreign policy for Britain, not join the new Cold War hysteria against China and Russia driven by the US White House and Pentagon”, John Foster told a two-day meeting of the Communist Party’s political committee yesterday (23 July 2020).

CP Political Committee attacks ‘slander’ on Corbyn and the left

Britain’s Communists have attacked Keir Starmer’s ‘shameful surrender’ to the anti-socialist, anti-Corbyn storyline on anti-Semitism peddled by the Labour Party’s traditional right-wing enemies.

An Examination of the National Question in Wales

Nathan James makes the case for progressive federalism for the people of Wales – and the other nations of Britain – as the basis for democratic empowerment and the radical redistribution of wealth.

East of England YCL: a proud past and a bright future

Joe Weaver marks the establishment of a new YCL Branch in the East of England and notes that it builds on a longstanding and proud communist tradition in the area.

Democratic Federalism, the Welsh Economy & Economic Justice

Nathan James makes the case for radical economic planning and redistribution in Wales to reverse a decade of austerity and invigorate democratic rights.

Democratic federalism emphasises the symbiotic relationship between public sector intervention and economic democracy at a local, federal and national level. It requires a significant level of income redistribution at federal level combined with the development of economic democracy at the local and national level. This vision stands in contrast to the type of economic devolution mandated for English regions by the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act (2016).