The attendance of over 200 people at our Budget Day Rally, which brought together several anti-austerity groups in York, was overwhelming. The attendees ranged from teenagers from the Youth Fight for Jobs movement, to young families with children, to union representatives, to pensioners. Few sectors of society are lucky enough to remain untouched by the new wave of cuts, and the election of a Tory majority this year has turned dissatisfaction into a real drive to enact the change this country needs. Continue reading
Citizens of York beat back the Grim Reaper as he attacked the NHS. To mark the NHS’ 67th birthday, Defend Our NHS York staged a dramatic scene in the city centre, complete with patient in bed, whilst local MP Rachael Maskell looked on. There were leaflets for the public to take away. The Grim Reaper turned out to be none other than Jeremy Hunt!