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Posted on 11 March 2020 at 12:04 GMT

London: Stop council cuts - Budget Day protest and meeting

Wednesday 11th March 2020, from 12 noon

Outside Downing Street, Whitehall, London

Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary and former editor of Militant, said: "Austerity must end. Johnson has claimed it's over but he lies as he speaks. The Tories have already indicated they will demand 5% cuts across government departments. And the Tory plan to wind up the funding of local government means further devastation for millions of people piled on what has already been suffered. We have no choice but to carry on the fight against austerity."

Socialist Party and Socialist Students public meeting:

3pm, after the above protest
At The Admiralty, 66 Trafalgar Square, St James, WC2N 5DS

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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