National Budget Day Protest
Wednesday March 19th
5.00 -7.00 pm
Outside Waterstones, High St. Birmingham
Leaflets available from Unison Local Government Offices, Godfrey Webster or Contact BirminghamAgainstTheCuts@Gmail.com
Nationally, the economic picture continues to look bleak. Unemployment figures are falling as more people are pushed onto working tax credits, self-employment and part time work rather than JSA. Living standards have shown their longest continuous fall since records began as inflation outstrips wage increases. Growth continues to elude this government, who can’t see how austerity kills growth, preventing the deficit from falling.
The alternative is to take advantage of historically low interest rates to invest in some of the things we need to solve the housing crisis and make big steps towards removing our dependency on oil and combatting climate change. That means a new programme of house building, replacing the council houses we’ve lost…
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