People's Assembly Press Release
Sunday 21 May 2017
People's Assembly lay into Theresa May with 'I am a Threat' advert
A nationwide billboard campaign is being launched across the country accusing Theresa May of being a 'threat' to our public services.
Anti-austerity group the People's Assembly has hired 40 billboards, mostly in key marginal seats, which display a large picture of Theresa May with the words 'I am a threat' followed by 'to your local hospital, to your child's education, to your living standards, to your job security, to your pension, to you peace and security'.
Sam Fairbairn, National Secretary of the People's Assembly, said
"Theresa May has made it blatantly clear her attitude to ordinary people in, what can only be described as, her Manifesto of Misery."
"She is a threat to everything we rely on from cradle to grave. The crisis in the NHS was created by the Conservative government and they're doing nothing to address it. She's snatching free school lunches off infants while her plans to restructure our education system will leave schools without proper funding. University students are being strapped with lifelong debt. Employers are allowed to get away with paying poverty wages on insecure or zero hour contracts and she wants to rob people's houses from them & their family cover the costs of looking after them in old age."
"In one of the most important elections for generations we want to expose the lies behind Theresa May's soundbite rhetoric. We'll do everything we can to make sure Theresa May and her government for the super rich isn't returned to Downing St."
A crowdfunding drive has been launched alongside the billboard campaign so the group can organise more advertising in the last week of the election campaign. The People's Assembly website stated "We're putting across a different message on some of the space that is usually just reserved for the big business and corporations and we're asking everyone to help us do more of this." A number of billboard sites however refused to display the image because of the political message.
The People's Assembly was also behind the impromptu protest that took place outside the Conservative Party manifesto launch last week in Halifax. In a message to their supporters they have put out a 'call for information' as to where Theresa May will be on the campaign trail. They say "We'll help to pull together protests, demonstrations, and actions to make sure her policies are exposed as they should be - wherever she may be, however short notice it is."
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If you require further comment or information contact: Ramona McCartney 07933594080 / Sam Fairbairn 07872481769