Cameron's Pig Gate - Demo competition

pig_cameron.pngWith the revelation of our Prime Ministers fondness of dead pigs while at Oxford University, in an initiation ceremony for a millionaire's secret society, we're running a competition for the best pig mask on the National Demonstration at the Tory Party Conference on Sunday 4 October.

Lets get our creative hats on! The winner will receive 2 free tickets (best seats in the house!) and free drinks for the evening, to the 'Laugh them out of Town' comedy gig on 4 October and the 'Beat Back!' music gig on 5 October, both at the Manchester academy.

Castlefields Arena
The winner will be judged & announced from the final rally of the demonstration, which we're pleased to announce will take place at Castlefields Arena organised by the People's Assembly. Speakers announced in the next couple of days.
(If you've booked yourself a ticket you will get a refund on the day!) 

If you're not the creative type, no worries - you can download & print off this mask for the demonstration! Click here

At the same time as this scandal arose, it has been reported today that George Osborne plans to scrap free school meals for infants in November. The national week of action to protest the Tory Party Conference has to be massive. Please do all you can in the next two weeks to help make sure that it's as big as possible.

National Demonstration - No to Austerity
Sunday 4 October, 12pm
Assemble: Oxford Road, Manchester

Laugh Them Out of Town
Sunday 4 October, 7pm
Comedy Gig @ the Manchester Academy with: Frankie Boyle, Francesca Martinez, Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy, Sara Pascoe, Robin Ince, Nish Kumar
Click here to book tickets

Beat Back!
Monday 5 October, 8pm
Music Against Austerity @ the Manchester Academy with: Super Furry Animals, Charlotte Church, & more to be announced.
Click here to book tickets


Click here to book cheap accommodation for the week of action

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  • commented 2015-10-04 09:53:19 +0100
    No no no no no!
  • commented 2015-10-03 13:01:12 +0100
    If you are serious about opposing the Tories and building a wide based opposition to austerity, I am afraid daft stunts like this need to go. At a private party or on a student campus it may be a laugh but you are in danger of lowering the tone to that of the public school twits who started this bizzare ritual. We need to develop top quality leaders from the ranks of our movement not encourage fools.
  • commented 2015-09-29 19:11:49 +0100
    It feels like the unanimous sentiment here is that this an incredibly offensive idea and I really hope you will reconsider. I grew up in a very deprived area of North Manchester, high rates of unemployment, crime and drug and alcohol abuse. Jeremy’s reforms could mean some very real changes in areas like mine, restoring a sense of community and solidarity, as well as inspiring those previously disaffected voters. These are the things we should be proudly drawing attention to, the things that should take priority in the media, not images of a bunch of juveniles hanging around Oxford road in pig masks. It trivialises the real issues and makes me think that those who would take part in something like that have never truly considered the damage done by previous conservative and new labour governments. People’s Assembly, I am ashamed of you.
  • commented 2015-09-27 16:27:55 +0100
    I agree, the competition is a stupid idea its time we had a more grown up attitude to politics this government is riding rough shod over the people and the people being all faiths and cultures in the UK People are dying because of this Governments policies we need to do this with dignity.
  • commented 2015-09-27 12:17:00 +0100
    In addition to my previous comments… this pig masquerade may offend and alienate a lot of people including faiths and cultures. You’re turning this event into a lower middle class “jolly”. What the hell is wrong with you? People deserve better than this AND it needs to be inclusive of faiths and cultures.
  • commented 2015-09-27 08:15:15 +0100
    It was funny for a while, and in some ways illuminating, but it’s time to move back to serious politics.
  • commented 2015-09-26 14:42:15 +0100
    Pig mask competition! Really? How very immature. You’re turning the demo into a big joke! We will never get heard if we don’t keep it real.
  • commented 2015-09-25 09:45:56 +0100
    What a stupid, juvenile idea. We are faced with a government that is determinedly assaulting the poor, the vulnerable and the environment we all depend on, and this is your idea? If you want to turn people off and yourselves look ridiculous, this is exactly the right way to do it.
  • commented 2015-09-23 16:50:30 +0100
    This competition is exactly the kind of politics I despise and want to see changed. It’s petty, puerile and gloating. It demeans you and anyone who becomes associated with it. Please, drop the competition and let’s get on with a strong and positive campaign about the issues.
  • commented 2015-09-21 20:34:51 +0100
    TTIP (Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership – means barriers to health, companies can pay employees peanuts), PFI (Private Finance Initiative – Government encourage companies to bid for contracts to take profits from our public services instead of putting money back into the community) Council outsourcing, Investor state dispute (Companies can sue the government for not doing what they want them to) All are threat to Civil Liberties and Human Rights… Focussing on this Pig gate story which is debatable whether it is even true or not is futile and petty. It begs the question: “Just whose side are you on People’s Assembly?”
  • commented 2015-09-21 19:46:23 +0100
    With councils being outsourced, NHS crisis, Workfare, “Fit for work” assessments you’re turning this demo into a big family fun day out… ! You’re part of the problem with dumbing down by focussing on this bait which distracts from the REAL issues! You’re giving Socialists a bad name! Bloody fools! Corbyn wouldn’t waste his time on this pig gate nonsense!

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