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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 November 2017
Osborne evades Carlisle socialists
Carlisle Socialist Party and Labour Party members ready to greet George Osborne, 24.11.17, photo by Carlisle Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
At short notice, Carlisle Socialist Party organised a protest on the morning of 24 November to greet the high priest of austerity himself - George Osborne. He was visiting a local school with the city's Tory MP - slumming it in the 'Northern Poorhouse' he spent six years making even poorer!
Despite protesters covering two entrances, they managed to sneak him in a side entrance.
Incredibly, local Labour councillors made a public statement welcoming some of his proposals without criticism. This was a slap in the face for the rank-and-file Labour members who protested with us.
We got the real message across though. No more austerity - Tories out!
Robert Charlesworth, Carlisle Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 29 November 2017:
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