Protesters plan welfare reform demo
Wednesday 25 January 2012
disobedience in opposition to the Government's controversial welfare
Direct action group UK Uncut will join members of disability campaign groups in occupying an area of central London on Saturday.
The groups said they wanted to voice their anger at the impact of the Welfare Reform Bill, warning that hundreds of thousands of families will lose their homes or become "imprisoned" inside.
UK Uncut attacked the argument that savings were needed to help tackle the deficit, saying that far greater amounts of money were lost through tax-dodging.
Sarah Evans of UK Uncut said: "British people are proud of the welfare state because it has provided for the 99% for over 60 years. This Bill will remove vital lifelines and force people into deeper poverty, making many prisoners in their own homes.
"There are alternatives: we can afford a fair welfare system that provides for all. Instead of taking serious action against rich companies' tax-dodging and their fancy corporate lawyers, David Cameron is instead choosing to make the poorest and most isolated pay for the economic crisis they didn't cause.
"At least £25 billion of tax is avoided every single year by super-rich companies and individuals, far more than the Government hopes to save through this devastating Bill. The Welfare Reform Bill is cruel and unnecessary and it must be stopped."
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
- 1 Fry ‘criticises Operation Yewtree in dinner party rant’ calling for tougher laws to deter false sex abuse allegations
- 2 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Pope Francis: ‘One in 50’ Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals is a paedophile
Fry ‘criticises Operation Yewtree in dinner party rant’ calling for tougher laws to deter false sex abuse allegations
Supermoon 2014 in pictures: Moon appeared bigger and brighter at the weekend
Saharan remains may be evidence of first race war, 13,000 years ago
Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
£20 - £25 per hour + competitive: Huxley Associates: Huxley Engineering is cur...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Plymouth: PSHE Teacher required in Devon - Star...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Plymouth: Teacher Jobs in Devon Devon
£50 - £60 per day: Randstad Education Nottingham: We are looking for Teaching ...