The last few months have seen enormous political shifts, a trend that looks set to continue. Theresa May and the Conservative Party have got themselves in a real mess, with a dramatically weakened Government, a divided party, and no obvious way out of the situation.
The Tories know that May has become toxic following her terrible performance in the election campaign, but they also know getting rid of her now could force another election which they'd likely loose. They want to do all they can to prevent that, so are attempting to portray that it's 'business as usual'. The truth is the Tory Government are on the verge of collapse.
What we do now can have a dramatic impact on the political situation. The protests, rallies demonstrations and campaigns, we've all been involved in over the past few years, have played a huge part in creating this situation for the Tories (although the mainstream media & politicians will never admit it). This includes the hundreds of thousands of us that came on the #OurNHS demonstration in March and the 'Not One Day More' demonstration just 3 weeks after the election. And during the election the massive billboard campaign across the country which branded Theresa May as a 'Threat' & Captain Ska's 'Liar Liar' song that hit no.4 in the official charts.
But we still have a big job to do - however weak the Tories are, they remain committed to spending cuts, to privatising our services, to worsening working conditions. So now we're stepping up the campaign and going for our most ambitious events yet.
Take Back Manchester Festival 2017
The People's Assembly is organising a 5 day festival in Manchester to co-incide with the Conservative Party conference from 30 Sep - 4 Oct. The whole week will be packed with events including a major national demonstration on Sunday 1 October, rallies, public meetings, comedy, music and cultural events in some of the biggest venues across the city. We will demonstrate the huge opposition to further austerity right on the doorstep of the Tories conference, and put forward the alternative. Everyday they are in Manchester we will be there too.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We will only be able to pull this off with your help.
The election took us all by surprise, we threw everything we had at our campaign and into the demonstration straight after. Now we urgently need to raise funds if we are able to put on the events we hope to in Manchester. We've costed it up and we need to raise £70,000 by the end of September!
We're launching an urgent fundraising appeal. Here's 5 things you can do:
- DONATE! - every little bit helps, weather it's £1 or £100!
- Take this MODEL MOTION to your trade union branch supporting the Take Back Manchester Festival
- Visit our merchandise shop and get your 'Tories Out' t-shirts, badges & stickers ready for Manchester
- Send this email to 5 friends and ask them to donate
- Share this appeal on social media
Visit the People's Assembly Shop! We've got a whole range of T-Shirts and other merchandise to advertise your opposition to the Tories. It's also perfect Take Mack Manchester apparel! Check it out here:
See you there!