Speeches against the county cuts

We present a message from the Labour Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner, to the rally we held on Sunday 5 February in Market Square against Cambridgeshire County Council's latest austerity budget, followed by the text of our secretary's short speeches.

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#FundOurNHS Emergency Demonstration Report

The scale of the weekend’s emergency protest shows a movement ready to defend #OurNHS at all costs

Read our report of an incredible day of protest for the NHS...

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Agenda for the February CPA meeting

Friday 9 February / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP

Everyone's welcome at our February meeting, not on the usual first Wednesday of the month but this Friday! It is at the usual venue, which is the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list last week.

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Our reply to Trump about NHS demo

The President of the United States, Donal Trump has tweeted about #OurNHS Demonstration this Saturday. 

The People's Assembly Against Austerity and Health Campaigns Together have issued this response:

 

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Minutes of the January CPA meeting

There follow the minutes of our January meeting, which was our annual general meeting for 2018, with the group's constitution as revised there attached. Our next monthly meeting will be held not on the usual first Wednesday of the month but on Friday 9 February at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.

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Ralf Little on the Hunt for a debate

Ralf Little who was recently embroiled in a Twitter row with Mr Hunt has today issued an open letter to Jeremy Hunt ahead of major demonstration in response to the winter crisis in the NHS this Saturday 3 February.

"Dear Jeremy Hunt,
Further to our recent twitter discussions regarding the NHS I would like to follow up on your invitation to meet and debate these vital issues in the public interest...

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Protest the county cuts

Sunday 4 February / 1 p.m. / Outside the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2

The Conservative-controlled County Council will approve an unexpectedly sharp £35m of cuts for 2018/19 in its meeting on Tuesday 6 February, even as it finally accepts the necessity to raise council tax (alongside the social care precept) to spare people in Cambridgeshire from still worse cuts to the services on which they rely.

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Cambridge meets to travel to NHS in Crisis

Saturday 3 February / 9.45 a.m. / Outside Cambridge railway station, Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JW

The People's Assembly and Health Campaigns Together have called a demonstration in London, NHS in Crisis, to demand an end to the Conservatives' deliberate defunding of the service and a fully funded, fully public NHS instead.

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Carillion collapse highlights need for ending privatisation in the NHS

Health campaigners are urging the Government to stop rewarding private sector firms with NHS contracts and restore the health service to a publicly owned and controlled national resource, in the wake of the Carillion debacle.

 

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Jeremy Hunt has been promoted, he should have been sacked

Jeremy Hunt should have been sacked.

Read the joint statement from The People’s Assembly & Health Campaigns Together:

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