Sunday, 26 September 2010
Demonstration against cuts! Part of the European TUC Day Of Action September 29 2010
YOUR CITY - YOUR SERVICES!
SUPPORT US ON SEPTEMBER 29 2010
Demonstrate 4pm Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove
Rally 5pm Brighton Town Hall, Batholomew Square
On October 20 2010 a disaster will hit this country and our city as the ConDem coalition announces its "grant settlement" for the public, voluntary and private sectors.
In Brighton and Hove the council budget will be cut by £15 million each year for three years - on top of cuts to the NHS, universities, police, colleges and much more.
The knock-on effect on the local economy, shops, employment, building industry, etc, will be devastating as literally thousands of jobs are lost. Many of your services will be destroyed or severely reduced. Ordinary working people will lose their jobs and homes as the government demonises benefit claimants and cuts benefits.
BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
The richest 10 per cent of people in this country are worth £4,000 billion. A one-off 10 per cent tax on their wealth would pay off the national deficit many times over and the richest would hardly even notice!
If, as David Cameron and George Osborne constantly say "we are all in this together", then the rich should pay more, after all it was the bankers and speculators who caused the crisis that we are now expected to pay for.
THIS IS THE TIME TO FIGHT!
All of us are users of public services - the NHS, fire brigade, schools, day centres, libraries, waste collection and much more. All of these are under threat - nothing is safe.
"We will protect front-line services" (David Cameron/Nick Clegg). UNTRUE! The Connexions service in this city is under threat of closure as we speak.
We are fighting for these services, for jobs, for the elderly, the young, disabled, vulnerable and the very basic standard of living that we have. These are your services. Like us, you are Council/Income Tax payers; you and us want the best for our money.
Join our campaign. Tell your MP/councillors/media, that you reject these cuts, that you value your services, and that you did not vote for the destruction of the public sector.
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