|Osborne's budget was expected to be harsh, but not quite the nasty piece of work we all heard yesterday afternoon. The Tory party have sharpened their axe, announcing £12bn in welfare cuts over the next five years, whilst handing out freebies to the super rich.|
Here's our 12 point break-down of what was said in yesterday's Emergency Budget:
What's next?! At the start of October (3rd-8th), we are co-ordinating a week of action in the heart of Manchester surrounding the Tory Party Conference. This will be a week-long festival of resistance with performance, stunts, direct action and events, starting with a National Demonstration on . Now is the moment to spread word of our most ambitious and important next steps in this ever growing movement.
After all, there are many more of us than there are of them! Check it out:
Milton Keynes: Osborne's budget is (enormous) white elephant in the room!
Devon: Austerity Kills in Bedford Square!
Glasgow: Protesters take over streets to say Oxi to Osborne
Cardiff: Hundreds gather outside Cardiff Castle with quirky placards and solemn messages
Cornwall: Grim-Reaper Osborne unleashes deadly cuts outside local Conservative office
London: Up to a thousand people stage mass die-in and rally at Parliament Square (despite having our megaphones confiscated by police before we even began!)
Portsmouth: The Budget Tug of War!
Nottingham: Huge crowds make music and cry a noisy No to Austerity
Birmingham: "Not to Osborne's Budget" shout the people of Birmingham!
Bristol: Hundreds take part in mass die-in across city centre!
Northampton: Austerity kills!
Manchester: Major shopping centre reaches a stand still due mass demonstration
Edinburgh: "We stand with young people, disabled people, unemployed people - all of us together!"
Bedford: Local Trades Council and unions show solidarity in town centre rally
Newcastle: Public Services Alliance and North East PA take to the streets
Middlesbrough: Grim stuff occurring on this demonstration!
Plymouth: Food bank collection goes down a storm!
London: City and Islington College UCU say 'OXI to Austerity'
Bradford: Tories cut, Bradford Bleeds..
Liverpool: More than 100 take to the streets in Liverpool city centre
Norwich: Norfolk People's Assembly occupy local job centre
Oxford: 150 nurses, workers, students and political activists descend on Oxford City Centre
London: Disabled People Against The Cuts activist group block Westminster Bridge with almighty sized banner
Not to mention all the incredible action in Chelmsford, Coventry, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster, Eastbourne, Exeter, Folkestone, Hull, Lincoln, Medway, Sheffield, Southampton, South-end-on-Sea, Stockton-on-Tees, Suffolk, Swindon, Taunton and York! (Apologies for not including your photos - we couldn't fit them all in!!)
What a day it was, and what a message we've sent. Congratulations to you all. Let's make this just the beginning!
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Friday, 10 July 2015
Osborne's budget was expected to be harsh, but not quite the nasty piece of work we all heard yesterday afternoon.
Posted by DON'T dis US at 10:08