Britain

'Red Robbo - a giant of the labour movement'

Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Derek Robinson in Stourbridge, West Midlands, today (November 22):

"What drove workers in their hundreds and thousands - many with family and financial responsibilities - to down tools and leave their benches, desks and assembly lines? Not once, but reputedly 523 times.

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COMMUNISTS - 'MASS ACTION CAN DRIVE OUT TORIES'

Britain's Communists have urged full support for the People's Assembly events in Manchester this week to protest against the Tory Party conference.

Meeting in the city at the weekend, the Communist Party executive committee said that workers and their families had had enough of cuts, low pay and privatisation.

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CLASS POLITICS NEEDED, SAY COMMUNISTS

Robert Griffiths 2The left and labour movement in Britain are urgently in need of a return to 'class politics', according to Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths.

He told the party's political committee on Wednesday evening that subjective and impressionistic views were in danger of misleading socialists and trade unionists to the benefit of big business and the far right. In particular, he cited the warm response given in some quarters to a recent address delivered by Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the support of trade unions and Labour MPs to Britain's continued membership of the Single European Market.

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