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‘The rats are jumping the Johnson ship – but a change of Conservative leaders will not alter the government’s pro-big business, anti-democratic, racist and war mongering agenda’, Tony Conway told the Communist Party’s political committee on Tuesday evening (July 5).
  As the news of ministerial resignations broke, Britain’s Communists called for a united response from trade unions and campaigning movements to the cost of living, housing, climate change and food crises.
  Mr Conway urged the maximum local solidarity with striking workers, calling for ‘generalised strike action’ as communications and civil service staff prepare to join railway workers, baggage handlers, lecturers and barristers in the fight for jobs, services and a living wage.
  ‘Building on the vibrant TUC demonstration on June 18, we need a programme of action including town hall meetings to promote the New Deal for Workers and renewed efforts to build the People’s Assembly, Stop the War and CND in local communities’, declared the former PCS national officer.
  As the convenor of the Communist Party’s anti-racism anti-fascism commission, Mr Conway also emphasised the need to overturn British state policy to deport refugees to Rwanda, which he said ‘rips up Britain’s solemn commitments in international and humanitarian law’.
  The CP political committee condemned the recent decision of the US Supreme Court to abolish the right to abortion established by the Roe v Wade ruling 50 years ago.
  ‘A woman’s right to choose now faces a fresh offensive in Britain and elsewhere’, Mr Conway added, expressing solidarity with US Communists and pro-choice campaigners.