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London – tens of thousands march against austerity

Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, April 17th, 2016 - 9 comments
Categories: class war, uk politics - Tags: ,

In the UK, Cameron’s latest cuts have provoked a very public response:

Anti-austerity protest: tens of thousands attend London march

Noisy crowd wielding banners, expletive-filled placards and pig effigies descend on capital from across the UK

An anti-austerity march in London has attracted tens of thousands of people wielding banners with slogans, expletive-filled placards and pig effigies.

Protesters descended on central London in hundreds of coaches on Saturday to voice their outrage at the cuts imposed on public services by David Cameron and his government.

The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, told the crowd a Labour government would end austerity. “We will halt the privatisation of our NHS and make it public once again,” he said. “And for all those people desperately waiting for a home, I can give this promise. We will build the hundreds of thousands of council homes that will end homelessness.”

“The Panama revelations demonstrate that they have been robbing us for generations now,” he added. “We will make the rich and corporations pay their way in society.” …


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9 comments on “London – tens of thousands march against austerity ”

  1. North 1

    There’s a movement happening worldwide. Key and other crooks whose fetid arses he so embarrassingly licks won’t be able to stem it. Even our preening ‘Cafe Society’ MSM will get it in the end. Save a few Key courtesans like the comically portentous Bill Ralston. Oh and scatterbrain Audrey Young of the Herald of course.

  2. Kay 2

    I was in London yesterday (now in Europe )and was very close to attending the March with my good friend, who is suffering badly under the Tories. Unfortunately between her health and my jetlag we decided to give it a miss.

    She does appreciate our solidarity however-I’ve told her about this website and how the UK situation gets discussed from time to time. She’s pointed out the lack of reporting on some political subjects by the msm especially the BBC. Sounds familiar. There was no mention of the march on the early evening BBC or Itv news but there was on Sky news…

  3. CoroDale 3

    Fifteen-hundred-thousand with an “F”! Guess workers will take back companies if required, like in those comical Orwell novels. Wander if Rio Tinto is still running above debt level? Probably not. 150,000 homes with renewable generators and Al/carbon storage units would be a nice start. Or 150,000 light Al gardening tools, the protesters can pass-on to jobless.

  4. johnm 7

    Just my opinion, So I’ll be shot down to oblivion. Only 7 comments!? Seems to me to show what a dumbed down pathetic bunch kiwis are shit scared to take a stand on anything while they get screwed up the arse by Key and his cohorts. Of course their ambition is to be part of that national dominant force not one of their victims. Plse delete comment when you wish. Christ this country is stuffed!

    • whateva next? 7.1

      I watched on livestream into the night, and last week, wondering what I was waiting for. Until media start front paging it, the people will be able to float along.
      again:
      “A Nation of sheep will beget a government of Wolves”

      It has always worried me that it was Murdoch that turned on Thatcher (and supported Blair) which forced Thatcher’s demise, otherwise she would have carried on enticing the voters with tiny tax cuts, and ripping them off. “There is no society” etc
      I honestly believe Tories would have stayed in if Murdoch didn’t decide he wanted Blair. These Australians (Murdoch, Crosby and Textor) are certainly making us pay for their forebears being treated so harshly!!!

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