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Communist response to EU heads of government meeting

Responding today (March 22) to the EU heads of government meeting and statement on Britain's relationship with the EU, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths said:

'Thursday evening’s circus in Brussels has left parliamentary democracy in a precarious state, with the governments of Germany and France telling us when we can leave and on what terms. EU Commissioners are even instructing MPs as to how they should vote next week. What more is needed to illustrate the power of the EU opposed to popular sovereignty? This weekend, many thousands of Remain supporters will march. The Communist Party urges members and supporters, indeed all who voted Leave, to refrain from invective and not allow themselves to be provoked. Instead, we need to seek out Remain voters who respect the outcome of democratic votes, those who fear EU power yet voted Remain and those who wrongly believe the EU is a force for unity and patiently explain its true character and role. Wherever possible, Leave supporters should establish street stalls or hold meetings to show that continuing membership would jeopardise any future left-led Labour government. There’s a pressing need to bring workers together. Whether people voted Leave or Remain there’s a General Election soon that has to be won and it only can be if we are united'.

Statement from London District Committee Communist Party of Britain

London District Communist Party has called for former Labour MPs who have resigned to join the so called Independent Group to resign their seats and stand in a by-election. Noting that three of the MPs Joan Ryan, Chuka Ummuna, and Mike Gapes represent London constituencies Steve Johnson Secretary of London CPB pointed out that all were elected on a left-wing anti-austerity Labour manifesto which included a commitment to accept the EU referendum result.

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'Support students in the fight for their future', Communists urge

Britain's Communists fully support this Friday's strike by school students demanding action against global warming, the party's Political Committee declared at its meeting on Wednesday evening (February 13).

'The young will inherit the planet and so they have every right to insist that vital steps to avoid catastrophic climate change must begin immediately', Tony Conway told the meeting. He urged pupils across Britain to join those in more than 40 towns and cities already planning to hold local protests.

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Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths protests to Sudanese government at inhuman treatment of prisoners

Communist Party General Secretary wrote today to the Ambassador of Sudan to protest at the inhuman treatment of prisoners being held in Sudan and to demand their immediate release. Elderly prisoners have now been held without access to medical assistance, medicines or their families for over a month. Their lives are reported to be in danger.

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