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YCL General Secretary Debates EU With French Young Communists

YCL General Secretary spoke in Toulouse recently to the Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France (MJCF) in June at a debate entitled ‘Europe: What Solidarity? Speech to the Youth‘. Representatives from the Unión de Juventudes Comunistas de España (UJCE) were also present to represent their views on the European Union. Here is a transcript of the speech delivered on behalf of the YCL:

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The position of the YCL has always been against the European Union. Not just Britain’s membership but the organisation’s existence altogether. The EU is a bulwark of neoliberal capitalism which enacts imperialism on a global scale as well as working against the proletariat within the EU itself. In this speech I shall outline why we are, and have always been against the EU and its previous incarnations.

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Communist Party Statement on General Election Result

Statement from Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths on the June 8th General Election result:

Twelve million people have voted for a left-wing Labour manifesto and a majority of electors have rejected austerity policies. The Tories have no mandate for five months of public spending cuts, never mind another five years. In raising Labour’s share of the poll by 10 percentage points to almost match the Tories, enthusing huge numbers of young people, Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership have been vindicated. So, too, has the emphasis placed by the Communist Party on the role of mass struggle and class politics in raising people’s class consciousness, confidence and political understanding. This will help bring further advances for Labour in the new election that will be necessary in the very near future, once Theresa May resigns.

Communists say: Vote Labour Everywhere for a Left-Led Government

Communist Party of Britain General Secretary, Robert Griffiths, has released the following statement today (23 April ), following an extended meeting of the party’s Political Committee in London.

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Communist Party Statement on 8 June 2017 General Election

The Young Communist League fully endorses the statement of the Communist Party (below). The YCL views yesterday’s announcement as an attempt to manipulate the new parliamentary rules implemented by the Tories themselves in order to try and guarantee five more years of austerity and deliver a ‘mandate’ for an anti-worker Brexit. Let’s turn Theresa May’s great gamble into the vehicle which removes the Tories from power and ushers in a Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn – all the time fighting to build the Party and the YCL. 

Echoing the demands of our demands of our 48th Congress in December – ‘Halt the ruling class offensive! Build the League!’ Read More…

Communist Party Political Committee Report February 2017: ‘Class Politics Vital to Understand Trump and EU’

‘The most powerful big business circles in the USA are determined to promote their interests aggressively against China, Russia and the European Union’, Communist Party chair Liz Payne told the party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening Read More…