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.
Tue 30 June, 19:00
Fortress Europe: Migration, Gender and Power London Left Unity
Courtyard Theatre, London
Sat 4 July, 12:00
Stop the Nazis at Golders Green! Unite Against Fascism
Golders Green Nw11 London
Sat 4 July, 14:00
Members and supporters meeting Birmingham Left Unity
Ladywood Community Centre, St Vincent St West. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon 6 July, 19:30
Branch meeting West London Left Unity
W3 Gallery, 185 High Street, Acton W3 9DJ. Contact email@example.com
Thu 9 July, 19:00
Defend the NHS: Screening of - "Sell Off" - film & discussion. Left Unity in Middleton & South Leeds.
Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Leeds
Mon 13 July, 19:15
Left Unity Wigan Monthly Meeting Left Unity Wigan
The Anvil, Wigan
Thu 16 July, 19:15
Why do we need Left Unity? Launch meeting for Teesside Left Unity Teesside Left Unity
St Mary's Centre, Middlesbrough
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