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:
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Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Thu 11 February, 19:00
Left Unity Southend Branch Meeting Left Unity Southend
Sat 13 February, 14:00
Birmingham Left Unity branch meeting Birmingham Left Unity
Ladywood Health and Community Centre. St. Vincent St. West
Mon 22 February, 19:00
Left Unity Leeds Celebrates LGBT + History Month
Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds LS7 3LW
Sat 27 February, 12:00
Stop Trident national demonstration Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Sun 6 March, 12:00
Stop Turkey's War on the Kurds! Break the Silence!
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