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Communists warn of renewed Tory offensive

Under Boris Johnson, the Tories are in a stronger position than ever to enforce the kind of anti-working class policies they have been pursuing since 2010', Liz Payne told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening (January 15).

She warned that austerity cuts would continue in the health, fire and other public services and in welfare benefits through the application of Universal Credit. Election pledges to invest in the NHS, education, policing and infrastructure would not be funded by taxes on the wealthy and big business - but by a heavier tax burden on working people, Ms Payne predicted.
'Voters who believed Johnson's populist promises will be bitterly disappointed', she reckoned, pointing to the government's refusal so far to honour the 'Dubs' pledge to accept unaccompanied refugee children as 'the first betrayal'.

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Joint Statement of the Communist Party of Britain, the Tudeh Party of Iran and the Communist Party of the USA

jointThe assassination on Friday 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, Iraq of Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) extra-territorial Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, Head of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, together with several other Iranian, Iraqi, and Lebanese nationals, on the order of US President, Donald Trump, is a clear violation of both Iraqi national sovereignty and international law. Our parties condemn it unreservedly.

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'The ruling class fears a Corbyn victory' say Communists

'The British ruling class are doing as much as they can to prevent Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party from taking office as the result of the General Election', Carol Stavris told the Communist Party's executive committee last weekend.

'Boris Johnson has been given the task by the Tory Party's big business sponsors of leading his divided forces to victory on December 12, aided by vicious daily attacks on Jeremy Corbyn by a large section of the mass media and by anti-socialist elements within his own party', the CP Women's Organiser declared.

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