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    Default Campaign for a Future that Works: London, Belfast, Glasgow

    If you are in london join the protest march and rally at Hyde Park. If you are out in Belfast then scroll down to see a link for your local march.

    This is all about jobs and opposing the stupidity of auaterity economics, and the tragedy for working class people.

    I am going on this march and am just setting off.

    Details here:

    A Future That Works

    Gold Medallist, LUKE CAMPBELL, explains why you should (click link below photo):



    If you are out in Belfast, you can join your local march here:

    #Oct20 marches in Glasgow & Belfast too | A Future That Works
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    Very enjoyable event. 100,000 people (one of them me) was there.

    Ed Miliband gave a very good speech and was warmly received by most of the crowd. David Cameron described as a weak leader. I really think Ed Miliband has taken Labour to the left. Though he didn't have a lot of policies.





    Plenty of jokes about George Osborne and Andrew Mitchell. Lots of anger about this out of touch government.

    There were a lot of sit down protests that disrupted the traffic along Oxford street, and there was also a lot of protesters against Primark and Starbucks. The whole street was very crowded with protestors, police and shoppers.

    Outside Marble Arch, disabled protestors sat down on the road to make their point:

    https://twitter.com/Kaptain_Khaos/st...450176/photo/1

    Tony Benn was there too, though he needs help walking now.

    The union leaders called for a General Strike. The rail union man Bob Crow is a great speaker.

    Fantastic day.

    Anyone at the Belfast event?
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    So the man in charge of the Labour party,who are largely to blame for the UK's economic problems,addresses a rally of those he has effected the most? Pathetic political grandstanding.

    The UK and the RoI are perfect examples of what happens when you spend trillions of pounds you don't have and save nothing in the good times.

    100,000 morons who want other people to keep them in the style to which the Labour Party made them accustomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT123 View Post
    So the man in charge of the Labour party,who are largely to blame for the UK's economic problems,addresses a rally of those he has effected the most? Pathetic political grandstanding.

    The UK and the RoI are perfect examples of what happens when you spend trillions of pounds you don't have and save nothing in the good times.

    100,000 morons who want other people to keep them in the style to which the Labour Party made them accustomed.
    Absolute nonsense. Labour leader Ed Miliband pointed out that Labour would take a responsible approach but that the Tories are cutting too hard and too fast. As Paul Krugman points out there's a recession because of the cuts not because of the borrowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Absolute nonsense. Labour leader Ed Miliband pointed out that Labour would take a responsible approach but that the Tories are cutting too hard and too fast. As Paul Krugman points out there's a recession because of the cuts not because of the borrowing.
    Labour where in power for a long time when the crisis hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    Absolute nonsense. Labour leader Ed Miliband pointed out that Labour would take a responsible approach but that the Tories are cutting too hard and too fast. As Paul Krugman points out there's a recession because of the cuts not because of the borrowing.
    Hey factual, any chance of contacting HQ and getting them to oppose the Welfare reform bill ?
    Labour oppose it but cant avail of any mechanism to stop its implimentation, as opposed to SF who can bin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsideImDancing View Post
    Labour where in power for a long time when the crisis hit.
    They were also very busy invading countries and committing war crimes. It was a tory that apologised for bloody sunday.
    The myth that the british Labour party are any more sympathetic to Irelands plight is just that, a myth.

    Frankly I'd vote DUP rather than factuals version of SF, but I've nothing to worry about and SF will still recieve my vote as Factual has nothing to do with the party.

    Castle Ray and cruimh are the only ones who 'believe' its in SF as far as I've seen since I've been reading this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsideImDancing View Post
    Labour where in power for a long time when the crisis hit.
    That's true but we shoudl also recognise it was a worldwide crisis.

    That said Labour does have to take its share of the blame. In particular, financial and banking sector was too lightly regulated.

    What is clear now is that the cuts are too fast and too deep. If everyone cuts, then that is going to lead to recession, and that is what is happening. We need the EU to stop the austerity, and we need the UK to stop it too. Labour has said that it will not cut as hard and as fast.

    The right are using the crisis to bring about cuts that are not needed, and that it could not get away with in normal times. They have used the excesses of the bankers to attack ordinary public sector workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT123 View Post
    So the man in charge of the Labour party,who are largely to blame for the UK's economic problems,addresses a rally of those he has effected the most? Pathetic political grandstanding.

    The UK and the RoI are perfect examples of what happens when you spend trillions of pounds you don't have and save nothing in the good times.

    100,000 morons who want other people to keep them in the style to which the Labour Party made them accustomed.
    Harsh, but with some merit. Mindless austerity is a road to economic stagnation and/or depression, however, in tough times everyone has to row together - along with stringent regulations on the banking sector, the public service must accept cuts in their wages, especially given the fact that the government no longer has the money to pay them what they once did.

    People in the private sector are losing their jobs left, right and centre - the trade the public sector makes is lower wages for job security; some people need to wake up and stop demanding more and more of what the Americans term "entitlements".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glaucon View Post
    Harsh, but with some merit. Mindless austerity is a road to economic stagnation and/or depression, however, in tough times everyone has to row together - along with stringent regulations on the banking sector, the public service must accept cuts in their wages, especially given the fact that the government no longer has the money to pay them what they once did.

    People in the private sector are losing their jobs left, right and centre - the trade of the public sector makes is lower wages for job security; some people need to wake up and stop demanding more and more of what the Americans term "entitlements".
    There's a good discussion from Paul Krugman in the first 20 minutes here:

    http://www.niesr.ac.uk/niesrvideos/2...15_jportes.mp3

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