Austerity isn’t working
Our country faces long-term economic problems. But our political leaders have failed to face up to them.
For the next five years or more, unless policies change the economy will not grow, incomes will not rise, and there will be almost no new jobs.
If the government keeps on with big spending cuts and austerity we face a lost decade. Even on their own terms government policies are failing. To close the deficit we need a healthy growing economy that generates tax income. But austerity has led to a vicious circle of decline.
The Trade Union Congress has called a demonstration on October 20th: A Future That Works. Cambridge and District Trades Council are supporting the march and rally and co-ordinating transport from Cambridgeshire organised by union branches in the area. Once you’ve booked your place, don’t forget to sign the pledge (there’s also an option to sign as someone who can’t come).