TUC plans huge central London anti-cuts march
A demonstration against the Government's spending cuts is set to be the biggest union event in decades, the TUC has predicted.
The union organisation started distributing thousands of leaflets today detailing its arguments against the controversial austerity measures ahead of the national protest in central London on March 26.
Hundreds of coaches have been booked and trains chartered from across the country for the march and rally, which the TUC said had captured the mood of the country.
The leaflets say that the UK's debt is lower than in most years of the last century and argue that the country has no problem servicing its debt.
The Cuts Are Not The Cure leaflet says: "The Government is therefore wrong to say that there is no alternative. The real job of closing the deficit will come from the increased tax raised by economic growth and getting people back to work. But this will require a longer timetable to close the deficit, as the deep rapid cuts imposed by the Government will choke off economic recovery."
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "As the cuts begin to bite, the Government has completely lost the argument that its cuts are fair. With the economy plunging back into negative growth, it is clear that the Government's economic gamble has failed.
"More and more people are therefore looking at arguments for an alternative and for ways of showing their opposition to the coalition's deep, rapid cuts.
"It's clear that the TUC's march has captured the mood of the country and looks set to be the biggest event in our recent history."
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