Condemn the Cuts, Cut Down the Con Dems

Communist Party general secretary delivers the Political report to the first meeting of the new Executive Committee this weekend.

Comrades, It's not my intention to deliver a state of the universe address - that was attempted in my General Secretary's address to our 51st congress. But I do want to highlight some economic and political developments and trends that, I believe, should provide a context for our decisions today and our work over the coming two years.

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Unity to Defeat ConDems

_47829942_cameronandclegg203_afpIn the Political Report to the May meeting of the Communist Party Executive Committee, Graham Stevenson argues that the key task now is ensuring unity across the trade union movement and building mass resistance and opposition to the new Tory & LibDem coalition government.

The first hung parliament for more than a third of a century and yet it always looked like it was going to be one. In retrospect, it’s possible that a Blue-Yellow coalition, the ConDems, as I think some are calling the new government, might have always been probable. But many Lib Dem voters will be mightily peeved. It was not what they were looking for.

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