POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY AT STAKE, SAY COMMUNISTS

The democratic principle at stake in the European Union struggle is not parliamentary sovereignty but the sovereignty of the people, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths told the party's executive committee at the weekend.

He was responding to last week's ruling by the High Court that the British government must consult MPs and peers before triggering negotiations to leave the EU.

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COMMUNISTS SUPPORT 'UNITED WAY FORWARD' ON EU EXIT

Jeremy Corbyn's speech in Peterborough earlier this week offers a united way forward for the labour movement on Britain's exit from the EU, according to the Communist Party.

CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said that his 'incisive and important' remarks should not be forgotten in a 'mediafog of misreporting and distortion'. While most news coverage concentrated on the Labour Party leader's comments about a maximum salary cap, the Peterborough speech set out how, in Mr Corbyn's words, 'Labour will build a better Britain out of Brexit'.

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