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.
Protest the Tory Party Conference
The People’s Assembly are holding a major conference and a national demonstration in Birmingham, to demand an alternative to ‘Austerity Britain’.
Tues 4 Oct, 19.30
Migration, Ethnicity and the Aftermath of the Referendum
Public meeting in Brighton, with speaker from Left Unity, EuroMernet and CASE Central.
Friends meeting house, Ship St, Brighton.
29-30 Oct, 11.00
Left Unity National Conference, Liverpool
On Saturday members will discuss and vote on a range of policy motions to guide our political work for the coming year. On Sunday there will be open discussion and a variety of workshops.
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