It broke with the CPGB when its editor, John Haylett, left that party to join the Communist Party of Britain in 1988, as glasnost and perestroika were starting to reshape what was then known as Eastern Europe. It’s still on the far left (and describes itself as “Britain’s only socialist daily paper”), although it does extend support in elections to non-Communists, and even to some Labour candidates (though not to “New Labour”).
It’s a tabloid, and comes out every day from Monday to Saturday. The offices are in Tower Hamlets in east London, just a short distance away from the Olympic Stadium.
An e-edition’s now available by paid subscription.