In the wake of yesterday’s historic march, Labour’s Edward Milibland announces his new campaigns:
- NO taxes on the banks!
- NO taxes for the wealthy! (these haven’t been collected for over a year anyway…)!
- NO closing of tax loopholes!
- DON’T chase major tax avoiders!
- DON’T re-regulate the financial sector!
- CUT all the services anyway! (just spread them out a bit more).
The Labour Party leader, Ed Milibland, was very poor yesterday! His was the total hypocrisy of equating the 500,000 marchers (figure via police announced by Len McCluskey from stage) with apartheid and the civil rights movement, etc – WHILE he fails to share the ACTUAL policies the march was about!
A Real Alternative? Unbelievable, isn’t it? And major Unions think this is where hope lies?!?
Hull, on the other hand, was rather splendid. Somewhere around 17 coaches went, including the (Fire Brigade) FBU’s 3 from the area. (Twice the number of coaches that went for Iraq in 2003).
We had a great time. The demonstration was massive, very good-natured and determined. But we all know the battle goes on.
The message must get through: tax the banks, tax the ultra-rich, make the cuts history.
Update: After rumours of attack on Fortnum and Mason’s, a mob of tweed-clad old Etonians retaliate and vandalise Lidl in Slough. #mar26
Tw: The march was a total success – 500k. Pity the ‘alternative’ is cuts over 72 months instead of 54 months. Ed is not the alternative.