The welfare state is being dismantled by the coalition government, bringing great suffering to the most vulnerable in society and eroding the living conditions of millions of ordinary people. Worse still, the Labour Party is not presenting a strong opposition to austerity and instead appears to have wholeheartedly adopted neo-liberal policy, advocating its own brand of austerity and privatisation.
Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45 gives us a perspective on the achievements of the post-war generation, transforming the lives of ordinary people by bringing improved health, housing, education and social security to the people of Britain. We need to defend these achievements and continue the tradition of protecting the most vulnerable in society.
Support Ken Loach’s appeal to discuss the formation of a new political party of the Left to bring together those who wish to defend the welfare state and present an economic alternative to austerity:
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 10 October, 10:30
Austerity, Debt and the Crisis
Teatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, London, NW1 1TT
Sun 11 October, 13:00
Radical Assembly #4: Direct Action - Another City is Possible! Radical Assembly
The Brady Art Centre, London
Sun 11 October, 11:00
Left Unity Wales meeting Left Unity Wales
Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. More info
Sat 17 October, 13:00
OPEN DOVER, OPEN EUROPE National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Tue 27 October, 19:15
Teesside LU branch meeting Teesside Left Unity
Venue details emailed to members
Wed 4 November, 13:00
NATIONAL DEMO: Free Education & Living Grants For All: No Barriers // No Borders // No Business! National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Assemble at Malet Street, London
Sun 29 November, 12:00
The People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs The People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs
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