Communists urge ‘Leave vote’ and criticise pro-EU ‘pessimists and defeatists’

Communist Party chair Liz Payne has criticised EU supporters in the labour movement for ‘talking as though the working class are passive victims who rely on a bountiful EU for their rights’.

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‘Stop rubbishing the labour movement in order to support the EU’, say Communists

‘Why are senior Labour politicians so desperate to rubbish the past achievements of trade unions and Labour governments?’ Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths asked his party’s political committee on Wednesday evening.

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CP salutes comrade Bill Benfield 1947-2016

Bill Benfield 1947-2016. The CP salutes Bill Benfield who passed away today. Anthropologist, writer and popular editor of the Morning Star. Bill was a highly respected member of the party, who worked for 20 years on the people’s daily, also serving on the CP executive and political committee. We send condolences to his partner Helen and family.