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Sat Jun 20, 2015, 11:11 AM

UK Readies for Massive Protest Against 'Austerity on Steroids', Common Dreams, June 19, 2015

A massive and growing anti-austerity movement will take to the streets of London on Saturday, June 20, with demonstrators demanding "an alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top."

Tens of thousands are expected to march from the Bank of England to Parliament Square on Saturday, protesting the conservative government's "nasty, destructive cuts to the things ordinary people care about—the [National Health Service], the welfare state, education and public services."

Organized by The People's Assembly—a politically unaffiliated national campaign against austerity—the demonstration comes in the wake of UK elections in early May that saw the Conservative (Tory) Party seizing the majority of Parliamentary seats and Prime Minister David Cameron sweeping back to power.

"David Cameron and George Osborne can hardly contain their enthusiasm for the torrent of cuts and privatisations they are about to unleash," wrote the Guardian's Seumas Milne on Wednesday. "This is to be austerity on steroids."

In fact, Milne warned, "indefinite austerity, which transfers wealth from public to private and poor to rich, is Osborne’s aim."

But "there’s no necessity to put up with the attacks they’re about to launch on millions of people’s living standards, and every reason to resist them," Milne concluded. "The austerity programme needs to be opposed in parliament, but also with industrial action, demonstrations and local campaigns. That process is already kicking off, with a national anti-austerity march in London this Saturday."

MORE: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/06/19/uk-readies-massive-protest-against-austerity-steroids



That same poison and the people's response...people everywhere are fed up.

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Sat Jun 20, 2015, 11:49 AM

1. People in UK keep demonstrating but the "austerity" people keep winning the elections. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 20, 2015, 02:06 PM

2. Funny that. Makes me wonder why.



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Response to mother earth (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 21, 2015, 12:43 AM

3. They keep winning with less than 40% of the vote

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Sun Jun 21, 2015, 02:01 PM

4. Apparently, it is being contested, but with what 9 parties, more difficult to do, no doubt.

Which leads one to make an educated guess as to how easy it might be to up numbers to go in your direction, if say, you have the money, power and wherewithal to tinker with the votes/process. Just like here, eh?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidates_standing_in_the_United_Kingdom_general_election,_2015

Candidates standing in the United Kingdom general election, 2015


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(Redirected from List of parties contesting the United Kingdom general election, 2015)

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