Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We can fight back

This afternoon I was proud to have been invited to speak to Unison members in Cambridgeshire who are fighting back against proposals for massive job cuts (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/8518240.stm).



It was really useful to be able to refer to figures from Unison's alternative budget (http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=1670) to explain why there is a viable alternative to cutting public spending.



The fact is that this country can afford the public services we need if we would only implement some modest tax increases on those best able to pay and collect all the tax already due to us.



Whilst this is not done we can and should support all measures increasing transparency and accountability in relation to public spending - and defending our services against cuts!

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