New polling reported in the Financial Times shows public enthusiasm for austerity waning. After four years of assurances that Osborne’s axe-wielding would be necessary to bring the public finances back under heel, the failure of his programme is becoming apparent. The Chancellor expected the budget deficit this year to be £40bn, but it’s actually closer to £100bn, having risen by 10% in the last year.Read more
David Charles reports - Did you catch him? George Osborne (“man of the people”) was rumoured to be out and about in central London last week, picking pockets ahead of his Autumn Statement.Read more
This Friday the 17th of October #occupydemocracy began occupying Parliament Square to demand the alternative. Each day of the camp will cover different aspects of the huge democratic deficit.
Defend democracy, get to Parliament Square now if you can to give a hand. Don't let police take away our freedom to protest. http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/occupy_democracy
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Last Thursday, a deal guaranteeing the long term future of the world famous Southbank Undercroft was signed.
It was the high point of the community-run Long Live Southbank campaign and ended Southbank Centre’s plans to replace the world famous skateboarding spot with more coffee shops and restaurants.Read more