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.
Mon 3 August, 19:30
Branch meeting on the Podemos phenomenon West London Left Unity
Committee Room 1, Everyone Active Centre, Acton High Street W3 6NE. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 8 August, 13:30
Surround #YarlsWood - Demonstrate to SHUT IT DOWN - Shut Down ALL Detention Centres, END Fast Track & STOP the Scapegoating of Immigrants Movement for Justice By Any Means Necessary
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Sat 8 August, 11:00
Left Unity Wales - national meeting 8 August Cardiff Left Unity Wales Chwith Unedig Cymru
National Sports Centre of Wales Cardiff
Sat 8 August, 14:00
Birmingham Left Unity meeting Birmingham Left Unity
Ladywood Community Centre. Contact email@example.com
Thu 13 August, 19:00
Left Unity Southend Branch Meeting Left Unity Southend
Sat 15 August, 00:00
Solidarity games for Greece - in Brockwell Park - fundraiser
Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London
Thu 20 August, 19:00
Open discussion meeting: 'Can councils refuse to implement cuts?' Stockport Left Unity
The Bungalow Club, Hardcastle Road, Stockport, SK3 9DB (next to Stockport County FC). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 29 August, 09:30
Red Futures: A Day of Debate and Discussion Left Unity Youth
Birkbeck, University of London
Sat 5 September, 10:00
NCAFC Summer training and gathering (5-6th of September) National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts
Sat 12 September, 11:00
5th Wigan Diggers' Festival - Saturday 12th September 2015 Wigan Diggers' Festival
Gerrard Winstanley Gardens - The Wiend, Wigan
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