On Saturday 20th June 2015 the Lambeth Green Party will be at the End Austerity Now National Demonstration to oppose the harsh and unfair cuts that are set to continue under the Conservative Government. Please come and join us.
After the Conservatives swept back into power with an increased majority, cuts to vital public services are expected to be deeper and wider. It is now more important than ever to show we will not take this lying down. The more who join us on the streets, the louder the message we send to the Government.
Under the Coalition Government the NHS recorded its worst ever performance, with accident and emergency units recording their worst crisis in over a decade. Funding for mental health fell by 8% whilst demand for services has increased by 20%. There has been a 19% year-on-year rise in recorded use of food banks. Over 300,000 children have been forced into poverty since 2012 and this figure is expected to rise. 60 deaths have been linked to benefits cuts. I could go on...and on.
With more cuts on the way these dire circumstances are only going to get worse, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable hardest.
We need to send a message on 20th June that we will stand against austerity. Please join us. For some food for thought read Paul Krugman on 'The Austerity Delusion' here.