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.
Tues 26 July, 18.30
Bristol Left Unity meeting
Open discussion – politics after the referendum
Thurs 28 July, 19.00
Turkey – against the coup and the state of emergency. Build
London Left Unity is holding an open meeting to discuss how to build solidarity with the progressive forces in Turkey who are under the most ferocious attack.
Sat 30 July, 14.00
Birmingham Left Unity meeting
British Politics Post Brexit and the crisis in the Labour Party. No to austerity, war and racism! Defend Jeremy Corbyn!
Tues 2 Aug, 12.00
Roma Genocide Commemoration
At the Hyde Park Holocaust Memorial.
Norwich Radical Film Festival
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