Planned to coincide directly with the Tory Party Conference in Manchester we will be holding 5 full days of protest, music, comedy, direct actions, meetings, events and a whole lot more…
This is will probably be the most ambitious event the People’s Assembly Against Austerity have ever undertaken. We will make sure the Tories, can’t move through Manchester without feeling the full force of opposition to their austerity policies.
The week of action will include: National Demonstration – Sunday 1 October 2017 Tories Out | No More Austerity | Scrap the Pay Cap For Decent Health, Homes, Jobs & Education Assemble: 12:00pm, Castlefield Arena, Rice Street, Manchester – March to the Conference Centre
This is the main event in the week which coincides with the opening of the Conservative Party conference. Coaches and transport is being arranged from across the country for the day.
If you can organise a group of people to travel from your organisation, workplace or community then please get in touch – we can put you in touch with people in your area and advise on best transport options.
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The week will be packed full & we’re encouraging as many people as possible to stay for the whole week. Book time off work now – we will be arranging accommodation for people in a community centre. This will be basic but will be very cheap. Full details and booking available soon.
Other events in the week will be announced every few days so keep an eye on our website and the event on Facebook.
Also check out our transport page here. These are the few coaches already booked and don’t forget to keep checking back as more come in… Also please send us your coach details as soon as you have them to office @thepeoplesassembly.org.uk so we can add them to the site.
David Cameron Mocked For Leading ‘Oxfordshire Anti-Austerity Movement’
The Huffington Post UK | By Ned SimonsPosted: 18/11/2015 13:26 GMT Updated: 18/11/2015 13:59 GMT
David Cameron was mocked by Labour during prime minister’s questions on Wednesday after he was found to have complained to his local council about cuts to services.
Labour’s Jonathan Reynolds asked the prime minister to laughter in the Commons: “As the new leader of the anti-austerity movement in Oxfordshire, can the prime minister tell us how is his campaign going?”
Last week a letter sent by Cameron to Conservative leader of Oxfordshire County Council was made public in which he said he was “disappointed” at planned cuts to local museums, libraries and elderly day centres.
The council leader replied noting the cuts were a result of Cameron’s own moves to cut the deficit which had been “central to the manifesto” on which he had been elected.
Cameron’s Witney constituency is in Oxfordshire.
Cameron told Reynolds, the MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, “what I said to my local council is what I say to every council, which is you’ve got to get more for less not less for more.
“We want to make sure that every penny that is raised in council tax is well spent. If his council would like to come in and get the same advice I’ll gladly oblige.”
Labour has accused Cameron of breaking government rules by offering the Oxfordshire Council leader a meeting with the Downing Street policy unit to discuss the cuts.
The Conservative government is implementing huge cuts to tax credits, which top up people’s pay if they don’t earn enough to live.
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The ‘living wage’ the Tories are introducing is no where near adequate to compensate for these cuts. The Labour party has to ram home the message that these cuts are a work penalty and the rest of us have to make sure we build a broad national coalition to fight against it. Help spread the message about the Tory party’s #workpenalty.
“It was not pay rates of nurses, doctors, street cleaners and care workers that crashed the economy in 2008,” he thunders. “It was directors on telephone-number salaries who were so dispirited in their work that they needed telephone-number bonuses to encourage them to go to work to earn their telephone-number salaries.
“I’ve never found the same argument going on in a hospital canteen when the nurses are on a night-shift break.”
Or this on austerity: “When the party says it has to be seen to be economically competent to be attractive that can mean lots of things.
“You can make yourself very attractive to Rupert Murdoch. You can make yourself very attractive to global corporations. You can make yourself very attractive to the super rich around the world.
“But the problem is you make yourself attractive at the expense of something else – often called your soul – but also the very poorest within our society.”