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Press statement from the Communist Party’s further and higher education advisory, on the recent UCU congress

Communist Party members who were delegates at the 2018 UCU Congress consider that developments at the Congress place the future of the union at risk.

We recognise that legitimate concerns have been raised about the conduct of the leadership in the current USS dispute and wider issues of union democracy. Congress is the forum to debate these issues, including holding elected officials to account.

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Communists urge Labour solution to social crisis

Britain's deepening social crisis confirms the urgent need to replace Theresa May's minority regime with a left-led Labour government, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths declared at the weekend.

Reporting to his party's Executive Committee, he slammed Dame Judith Hackitt's review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster and the Tory response. She had stopped short of calling for a ban on combustible cladding, while Housing and Communities secretary James Brokenshire had promised a 'consultation' on the Hackitt report followed by unspecified legislation.

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