Protests against Bedroom Tax to take place


4:29 pm - March 28th 2013

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A fortnight ago over 13,000 people across the UK braved the cold weather to demonstrate against the Bedroom Tax.

The same is planned for this weekend. Over 50 Bedroom Tax protests are set to take place on Saturday 30th March 2013 across the United Kingdom, including Glasgow, London, Leeds, Bristol and Cardiff.

The protests are being spearheaded by think-tank Labour Left, who has worked closely with Anti-cuts movements, GMB, Unison, Unite, TUSC, PSC to join forces against this policy which is estimated to impact upon nearly 2 million people across the country.

“The Bedroom Tax penalises 660,000 households, and a total of nearly 2 million men, women and children are affected. According to the government’s own figures, 63% of those penalised are disabled. Nearly one quarter of those penalised are lone parents. None of these groups of people deserves to be punished for the Global Financial Crash in 2008,” explains Dr Eoin Clarke, one of the key organiser of the protests.

Various speakers are expected to attend the protests including; Andy Burnham MP; Grahame Morris MP; Tommy Sheridan; Lee Jasper and Andy Sawford MP.

The Daily Mirror has also produced a Google Map of protests across the country.


View March 30 BT in a larger map

Also see the Labour Left website.

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Can i just add that the Newcastle bedroom tax protest is on Saturday, 6 April 2013 1pm at Greys monument

https://www.facebook.com/events/572779112732626/

Hi John,

Its there under all the 30th protests….

Just returned home from the protest in Bristol which was supposed to take place at 1p.m. at College green.
Unfortunately there was nothing, no one, no sign that a protest had or was going to take place. Other than a couple of people eating lunch on a bench the green was deserted. Don’t know if they got the date or time wrong but nothing. Disappointing.

4. So Much for Subtlety

A fortnight ago over 13,000 people across the UK braved the cold weather to demonstrate against the Bedroom Tax.

So roughly 0.8% of people affected bothered to turn out.

It is all a bit “What if they threw a protest and no one came” isn’t it?

@4. So Much for Subtlety: “It is all a bit “What if they threw a protest and no one came” isn’t it?”

We get over it.

But I am too cold to accommodate.


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