Britain is Broken - GE Now - Open Letter

Britain is Broken - General Election Now

Open Letter from The People’s Assembly Against Austerity

We are living through what, by common consent, is the worst governmental crisis for decades. The prime minister is unable to secure party, let alone, parliamentary support for her Brexit deal and despite the economic and political crisis facing our NHS and public services, manufacturing sector and those facing further attacks on our welfare state, little other business is being discussed in the House of Commons. May’s authority has been destroyed by her own party with more than a third of her own MPs demanding she resigns as leader.

In truth, the government has long since failed to govern. With every day that passes there is more news of record homelessness, growing child and pensioner poverty, near destitution caused by universal credit, falling wages, gaping inequality, and an NHS facing yet another winter crisis.

If these were ‘normal times’ the government would have already realised its fate and been forced on its failed record back to the electorate. But, in defiance of all precedent, Theresa May and her government hang onto office long after they’ve been drained of any real authority or legitimacy.

We do not believe that people in this country should have to endure this spectacle any longer. We cannot sit idly by and simply watch the political establishment fail the people who elected them.

We believe that ordinary working people must now play an active role in resolving this crisis. We cannot remain spectators in the destruction of our own future and we intend to demonstrate our determination to offer a solutions for the Britain the Tories have broken and to demand a general election so that voters can act with a decisiveness which their leaders seem incapable of displaying.

We urge everyone to join us in London on Saturday 12th January to serve notice of a failed party that is paralysed by their own crisis of ideology, the people must stand up, resist and demand they step aside.

 

Join the demonstration 12.00 Portland Place (Outside the BBC).

March to Trafalgar Square.

 

Ends

 

Signed:

Ken Loach, Director

Laura Pidcock, Member of Parliament for North West Durham

Richard Burgon, Shadow Justice Minster

Chris Williamson, Member of Parliament for Derby North

Len McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite the Union

Steve Turner, Deputy General Secretary, Unite the Union

Kevin Courtney, General Secretary, National Education Union

Dave Ward, General Secretary, Communication Workers Union

Tim Roche, General Secretary, GMB Union

Ian Hodson, General Secretary, The Bakers Union

Dave Green, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

Mick Cash, General Secretary, RMT Union

Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of The Green Party

Roger Lewis, Disabled People Against the Cuts

Lindsey German, Convener, Stop the War Coalition

John Lansman, Chair, Momentum

Francesca Martinez, Comedian/Actress

John Rees, The People's Assembly Against Austerity

Julie Hesmondlagh, Actress

Laura Parker, National Coordinator, Momentum

Dr. Aislinn Macklin Doherty, National Secretary, Health Campaigns Together

Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett, Co-chairs, Stand Up to Racism

Daniel Kebede, National Education Union

 

This letter appeared in the Daily Mirror on 11/01/2019

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  • Stella Maris
    commented 2019-01-17 18:02:21 +0000
    we should be in the streets every Saturday, until they break the deadlock and elections are called. We have no government!
  • Pam Ashton
    commented 2019-01-13 00:49:55 +0000
    Well done today sorry I couldn’t be there but I wlll defo be on the next one!
  • Clive Wiley
    commented 2019-01-12 16:03:25 +0000
    This hasn’t been mentioned on the BBC or Sky yet .
  • Faz Sataki
    commented 2019-01-12 03:16:58 +0000
    Once we have a General Elections A.S.A.P the more than Less likely chance of falling off the cliff. At least Jeremy Corbyn and Labour MPS are likely to design a better safety net for any inevitable dangers faced by the British people..! Good-luck and Best wishes to Jeremy Corbyn and all the Labour party MP’s with lots of Love to all.. xx!
  • Faz Sataki
    commented 2019-01-12 03:16:44 +0000
    Once we have a General Elections A.S.A.P the more than Less likely chance of falling off the cliff. At least Jeremy Corbyn and Labour MPS are likely to design a better safety net for any inevitable dangers faced by the British people..! Good-luck and Best wishes to Jeremy Corbyn and all the Labour party MP’s with lots of Love to all.. xx!
  • helen field
    commented 2019-01-11 18:12:24 +0000
    Brilliant!! General Election now! We want the chance to vote out this hideous Tory government.

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