On Thursday 2nd July Stroud Against the Cuts held a meeting at the Old Town Hall in Stroud to discuss ‘after the election what do we do next?’
After the election what do we do next? This is the question that for me has been banging around in my head for last 2 months. It seems unbelievable to me that we are living in a Britain that is governed by a Tory majority after the 5 years that we have just been through.
This morning the press is alive with discussion of how in the ‘emergency budget’ on July 8th, the day when he will announce £12.5bn cuts to welfare and hit the very poorest, George Osborne will in the next breath raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1million; a move that the Institute for Fiscal Studies have stated will ‘most likely benefit high income and wealthier households’.
It is unjust. It is immoral. It is crushing to my world view. I like to believe the best of people and I like to believe that generally people are good and try to do the right thing.
I don’t need to write here about the injustice and explain it to you. If you are feeling anything like I am this morning, you won’t be able to read any more words than I can write for being consumed with anger.
So what next?
You can join the many different people who will be standing with, and as, Stroud Against the Cuts on Wednesday 8th July, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, outside the now closed Millets store on Stroud High Street.
You don’t need to be affiliated to any group. The only thing you need is a passionate opposition to austerity.