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‘United front can defeat the Tories’ says CP

‘The historic Royal College of Nursing’s decision to strike on December 15 and 20 reflects the depth of the crisis in the NHS’, Ruth Styles told the Communist Party political committee on Tuesday evening (November 29).   Up to 100,000 nurses across England and Wales are taking action for the first time in the union’s history, demanding higher…

Communists call for ‘united front’ against monopolies

‘The votes for strike action by members of PCS, the RCN – Britain’s fourth largest union – and the Education Institute of Scotland confirm that the strike spirit has spread beyond the industrial, transport and communications sectors’, Alex Gordon told the Communist Party executive committee at the weekend.   ‘Hopefully, the current ballots…

Communists condemn British government attacks on the Confucius Institute

The British government has fired the latest shot in the New Cold War against China. After weeks of speculation in the Tory-adjacent press, new Home Office minister Tom Tugendhat has announced that the UK will seek to ban the Confucious Institute (CI) from campuses, and possibly from the UK altogether. The CI is an international organisation that engages…

Communists on COP27 – an analysis by the CP Environment Commission

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realise that we cannot eat money”. Chief Seattle. The following brief and analysis was prepared for the Environment Commission by comrade Phil Bayliss. The attribution of this quote is disputed, but then an indigenous truth is always…

‘Class Unity key to combating climate challenge’, say communists

The greenwashing circus at Cop27 in Egypt exposes government hypocrisy and capitalism’s inability to address climate change, the Communist Party said yesterday. Ben Chacko told the party’s political committee that eco-protesters taking direct action were right to highlight the lack of progress on reducing emissions — but warned that only uniting…

General secretary Griffiths speaks at ideology seminar in Caracas.

Robert Griffiths has been taking part in an International Ideological Seminar in Caracas hosted by the Bolivar-Marx Institute of the Partido Communista Venezuela (PCV). Here is the text of his contribution: The impact of the Covid pandemic on many capitalist economies has had the effect of masking and disrupting their increasingly synchronised economic…

Capitalism laid bare – barbed wire its only solution

As reported in the Morning Star on 1st November 2022 ‘Children have been calling out for help over the barbed wire of the asylum processing centre at Manston Kent. Migrant groups warn of an unfolding humanitarian disaster. Over 4000 people are housed in inadequate conditions in premises that are designated to hold no more than 1500 people. People…

Ruth Styles speech at 22nd IMCWP meet – Havana, October 2022

Statement of the Communist Party of Britain The Communist Party of Britain welcomes this 22nd international meeting of Communist and Workers Parties in Havana. We salute our hosts, the Communist Party of Cuba. We pledge our profound solidarity with Cuba and its fight for self-determination and sovereignty. Our meeting takes place at a time when world…

‘Who rules Britain?’ Communists ask

The Communist Party has warned the labour movement against complacency after the Tory Party’s slump in the opinion polls and the downfall of Liz Truss.   As Rishi Sunak moved into Ten Downing Street on Tuesday, Johnnie Hunter told the CP political committee that the change of prime minister showed who really runs Britain.   ‘The Bank of England…

International Brigade Memorial Trust holds national AGM in Manchester

Historic, legacy and contemporary issues were highlighted during a weekend of events linked to the International Brigade Memorial Trust’s national annual general meeting in Manchester. Guests travelled from across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Spain for the weekend, which had events across a number of locations. The trust looks after memorials…

Scotland, electoral politics and class struggle

Scottish politics is not irreversibly dominated by a Conservative-voting English electorate.Voting SNP in Scotland is no route to a Socialist Scotland. The Communist Party conducts its campaigning politics both on the electoral front and in workplaces, communities, colleges and universities, and in the broader trade union, labour and progressive movement…

Brian Williams (3 January 1947 – 7 March 2002)

Brian Williams (3 January 1947 – 7 March 2002) Brian Williams, who died on Monday 7 March, was a lifelong Communist, trade unionist, and progressive teacher and educationalist. His ebullience, ready humour, and love for the good things in life were carefully balanced by the learning that he always wore lightly, a razor-sharp intellect, and by his…

‘Communities fit for working class people!’

Communists have launched their election campaign – and yet again its the biggest for forty years. Last May we stood more candidates than for forty years, including in areas not contested in generations. This May 2022, wil be bigger stil l. And we have a strong case to make in England, Scotland and Wales. Our message, ‘Communities fit for working…

‘No to Putin’s war, No to Nato!’ say Communists

Britain’s Communists have reiterated their opposition to Russian president Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and urged people to step up the campaign for a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement of the conflict.  ‘The working class and peoples of Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere will not be the winners of this war’, Carol Stavris told the Communist Party’s…

CP general secretary speech on anniversary of Marx’s death

MARCH 2022 Comrades and friends, During the Crimean War against Russia in the mid-19th century, Marx wrote this about the military build-up by Britain and France near the Black Sea, in Turkey: ‘You cannot first frighten your enemy by enormous armaments, and then try to make him believe that they are not intended to do any harm. The trick would be…

Ceasefire now! End the war in Ukraine

Meeting at the weekend the Welsh Communists condemned the unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s forces and called for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of troops. Welsh Secretary David Morgan told the meeting ‘People of all ethnicities in Ukraine, regardless, if they are Ukrainian, Russian, Tatar, Moldavian, or Hungarian, speakers, now…

Stop the war – Start the peace

The Political Committee of the Communist Party of Britain issued the following statement on February 25 2022: The war between Russia and Ukraine is part of a wider conflict between capitalist powers, between Russia on one side and Ukraine and the expansionist NATO powers on the other. Neither side in this war stands for the real interests of the peoples…

The Great Energy Rip-Off

Available as digital download, price £1 [] Why Britain’s energy industry should be nationalised. From April 2022, the energy price cap is being upped to almost £2,000 a year for the average domestic fuel bill, an unprecedented increase of more than 50%. This at a time when we are already struggling with local and central tax rises and a spiralling…

‘Protest for Peace’ – Britain’s communists

The British government should be seeking to de-escalate tension on the Ukraine-Russia border, not engaging in the ‘rhetoric of war’, according to Britain’s Communists.  Addressing the Communist Party of Britain’s political committee on Tuesday evening (February 8), Kevan Nelson described as ‘absurd’ the claims that Russia’s deployment…

CP leader condemns ‘Provocative war-mongering’ West

Communist Party of Britain general secretary Robert Griffiths addressed the 19th national conference of the Association of Indian Communists (AIC) in Feltham, west London, at the weekend.  The fast-growing AIC comprises members and supporters in Britain of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is a mass party leading left and progressive coalition…

Save Lives – Save Money – Safe Consumption

Sign this petition [] We, the Edinburgh Young Communist League, have started our Save Lives, Save Money, Safe Consumption Campaign, which aims to spread awareness for alternative, healthcare-based approaches to Scotland’s Drug crisis. Our goal is to see Edinburgh City Council approve plans and funding for a Safe Consumption Facility (SCF) in Edinburgh…

“Turn anger into action” say Scots communists

There is a widespread feeling of powerlessness and disillusionment amongst many working class people in Scotland today. Anger as well. We have a Tory Government in Westminster with a massive majority, albeit it’s a party riven with division, and the 79 seat majority does not reflect the votes cast. We have a Scottish Government who play grievance…

Holocaust Memorial Day

COMMUNIST PARTY STATEMENT ON HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY – Says Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths: “Today (27 January) marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army. The scenes which greeted those soldiers have rightly been described as a page from hell. In fact, Auschwitz turned out to be one of a major…

CP Political Economy Commission on Inflation

Looking ahead – Political report by general secretary Robert Griffiths

Communist Party Executive Committee January 15 2022 Comrades, In the current 2020 edition of our party’s programme, Britain’s Road to Socialism (2020), we included a new section on the General Crisis of Capitalism, noting that the long post-World War Two economic expansion in the West had come to an end.  The programme points out that the world’s…


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