Birmingham in crisis: a city ravaged by austerity-driven unemployment

Although being the 2nd most populated city in the country, Birmingham has consistently ranked low on Westminster’s list of priorities. The ‘2nd city’ label, which was originally coined to boost the area’s reputation nationally and internationally, has only served as an excuse to ignore it.

The Tory Kickstart scheme is a joke. We need a real plan to beat youth unemployment

The Tories’ flagship ‘Kickstart’ scheme isn’t a subject that has received a great deal of coverage either in the monopoly media or in the labour movement since it was launched as part of the Summer Budget in 2020. This lack of coverage and awareness might be surprising given that it is being touted as the Tories silver bullet to spiralling youth unemployment resulting from the pandemic. In fact, it is really their only significant policy in terms of youth unemployment. But there is a good reason you probably haven’t heard much about it since the scheme was launched. Despite all the government spin, it has been a complete failure.

YCL: “fight against Tories & SNP goes hand in hand with the fight against COVID-19”

The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in response to the massive increase in deaths and new infections and the government’s total failure to battle the crisis.

YCL: “UNICEF feed Britain’s children for the first time in history while Tory donors cash in on the pandemic”

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.

Young workers twice as likely to have lost their job during the pandemic

In a report from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE) titled ‘Generation COVID and Social Mobility: Evidence and Policy’, it has been shown that young workers aged 16-25 have been hit the hardest employment-wise since the pandemic began.

CP demand action to protect jobs, food and housing as second lockdown sets in

The Communist Party has issued the November edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on communist campaigning work up and down the country and the need for a trade union led fight for action to protect lives and livelihoods during the pandemic.

YCL: “Johnson, Sunak and Tories show their true colours over school meals”

The Young Communist League has issued a statement on the sickening refusal by the government to guarantee free school meals during holidays until next Easter.

Communist Party calls for a new fightback against austerity and unemployment

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.

YCL: “We lay the blame for the spiralling mental health crisis squarely at the door of poverty, unemployment and capitalism”

The Young Communist League has issued a statement marking World Mental Health Day 2020.

YCL: “6 months of Tory negligence & profiteering leave Britain dangerously underprepared for second COVID-19 spike”

The Young Communist League has issued an updated statement on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, in response to the arrival of a second spike across Britain and the imposition of new lockdown measures.