Thursday, 21 October 2010

Here come the cuts - and the protests begin

They do these things better in France, petrol bombs are so photogenic.
Just hours after the first cuts are announced 2-3,000 students marched angrily and energetically through central London to Downing Street for a rally and speeches.

All a bit predictable but this is just the first of what is going to be a long, steady, growing escalation of resistance as these attacks on living standards aimed squarely at the poorest and the least responsible for the financial meltdown start to bite.

While benefits, housing and education are slashed. While health services are flogged off to private 'enterprise' the rich (that's wheer the bank's money went) continue to swap their lavish houses, buy and sell their yachts and fly from club to jolly to beach to party untouched and svelte.

Remember the Poll Tax!


1 comment:

  1. Looks like we are facing a bit more than a 'winter of discontent'. Pity that voices are not heard by speech alone and we have to resort to demonstrating etc to make them understand that we're not having it.