Stop the 'Tory Coup'

11114774_886043901463501_3841376031686154745_n.jpgThe Tories and their supporters in the press are preparing a post election plan to stay in office even if Labour and the SNP have more seats in Parliament. 

They are planning to declare that they are the legitimate government and have the right to form an administration.

This was the meaning of the recent Times editorial which urged Cameron to 'Occupy Downing Street'. This will be a 'constitutional coup' against the wishes of the electorate.

That's why we are calling for an immediate protest if this happens: 
Assemble: Saturday 9 May 1pm, Downing Street.

We cannot allow the Tories to get away with using a flagrant abuse of power to impose the most severe austerity this country has seen since the Second World War.

We will use this facebook event page to keep you updated about any changes to the time of the demonstration depending on the outcome of the election. Watch this space and, please, invite your friends and share the facebook event page.

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Whatever happens, the People's Assembly 'End Austerity Now' national demonstration on Saturday 20 June is more important than ever. 

Please keep spreading the word and lets make sure the new government feels the full force of the anti-austerity majority in Britain out on the streets in just six weeks time. 

Tell the new government: End Austerity Now
National demonstration, Saturday 20 June
Assemble: 12pm, Bank of England
Invite your friends

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  • commented 2015-05-11 12:52:02 +0100
    I find it a little dishonest to be organising an anti-government demonstration before any ink is on any budget, or any statute. We live in a democracy by secret ballot and the voice of the people contains far more authority that any pressure group whose very raison d’etre is to make a noise and to create the illusion that is has greater support than it does outside its powerbase. It would be better to see what the government does first and to judge its results – damming it first is like showing your cards and your colours before the race has started. Do this and you will loose!
  • commented 2015-05-11 12:42:12 +0100
    I think we should respect the will of the people, the greatest voice of all.
  • commented 2015-05-10 22:04:24 +0100
    All of which raises the question you alluded to earlier: who is organising this? I agree that preventing groups from hi-jacking the day simply to be ‘anarchic’ – as happened back in 2010 with the public sector march – can only be a very good thing.
  • commented 2015-05-10 20:15:17 +0100
    Well, this all depends on who is in the march. It is very difficult to know who the trouble makers are. The political establishment, MSM (especially the BBC) and police want violent confrontation and when the new covers these incidents, it does two things. It puts potential demonstors off and it enforces the official script.

    By demonstrating on the spur in busy public areas, the authorities must make a difficult decision. Do they risk activating trouble makes who might harm shoppers and tourists, or do they allow a peaceful demonstration that mingles with the public? The later is a public relations disaster for the establishment. Any ‘one day’ demonstration on a set route, agreed by the state or at a fixed location agreed by the state is just a bit of NWO street theater.

    You see, if you can avoid the police, trouble makers can’t fight them and that is a win, win for any cause. Demonstrating outside the BoE is a disaster. This site seems gather phone numbers, so it can’t be hard to have people moving around London until the last moment. Sure, the cops will be on route, but they won’t have a battle plan for that location and they will arrive in dribs and drabs. Another bonus is that it will take quite a while for them to deploy water cannon. Anyway I am going on too much.
  • commented 2015-05-10 19:43:44 +0100
    All of them – but particularly raising the questions about when and where a demonstration should take place; I like the idea of simply merging into tourist/shopper areas rather than the ‘traditional’ march-routes.
  • commented 2015-05-10 18:34:23 +0100
    Hi John, all observations or something specific?
  • commented 2015-05-10 18:27:14 +0100
    Interesting observations Carl.
  • commented 2015-05-10 16:44:22 +0100
    Here are a few numbers. According to the BBC, the turnout was 66.1%. The Tories got 37% of that 66..1%. That works out just 24..5% of the total possible vote. Tony Blair got elected on 22%!

    Demonstrating on a Saturday outside the Bank of England is a VERY big mistake. The road layout is made for the police and even better should bonkers Boris deploy his water cannons with added dye!! This is the same mistake that Occupy made when they camped outside St Pauls. Sure, the banks are a huge part of the problem, but the real problem are the big political parties. If Occupy had stood outside the party HQ`s and slow hand clapped everyone going in and out, that would start raising a few big questions…like, why are there no laws for bankers???

    If you want a one off demonstration on a Saturday, then pick a major shopping area where there are lots of public and tourists. Initially, this makes it much harder for the police and water cannon to operate effectively. A major shopping area causes economic disruption and blights visitors and tourists…tourists who will talk to the MSM and media in their own countries.

    I asked who was setting out the Occupy strategy and now I must ask who is setting the Peoples Assembly`s objectives? If you ask me, it looks more like a police/MI5 inside job? I hope this is not the case, but most groups are infiltrated by the state in one form or another.

    Returning to the election result. Most of the ballots were counted by computers. US elections used machines/computers to count ballots and as C4 documented, these machines used dubious software and were hackable. Looks like the polls weren`t wrong and the Tories probably won by adding votes electronically. I am about to do an FOI request to the Electoral Commission, but that takes time.

    Just my two pence worth.
  • commented 2015-05-10 15:28:42 +0100
    Those of us who attend the demonstration should dress in ‘pauper rags’ like figures from 19th Century workhouses – that would make for damning press images.
  • commented 2015-05-10 15:25:45 +0100
    No James, they’ll ruin the NHS, (and schools) by allowing private companies enough operational control of it that the manner in which its services are deployed will be determined by meeting the dividend needs of shareholders rather than the needs of the people it is designed to serve. Decisions will be made that are motivated by profit rather than clinical need. I’m a teacher, and though you may not wish to hear it, I can tell you categorically that it is happening in schools already. I have friends who are doctors and they will tell you categorically the same. Simply having enough money for funding is only part of a much bigger picture – and making decisions about the landscape of a public service purely on ‘how much money’ is thrown at it is simplistic.
  • commented 2015-05-10 14:49:02 +0100
    Make sure we are all organised by Race and Ethnicity. We don’t want a rabble!
  • commented 2015-05-10 14:21:35 +0100
    They’ll ruin the NHS by giving it all the funding it needs? Good start…
  • commented 2015-05-09 23:18:13 +0100
    This government will savage public services with healthcare and education becoming markets for profiteers such that the services cannot benefit people as intended; it will attack the poor and the vulnerable, casting them aside as collateral damage in the ideological obsession with ‘economic recovery first, people last’; employment rights will be stripped away to serve the money-grabbing of ‘private enterprise’ and bad people will rise until there is a widening of the poverty gap reminiscent of the 19th century, culminating inevitably in the kind of social division that Tory politics always gives rise to.
  • commented 2015-05-08 14:31:13 +0100
    Well, that was a little premature wasn’t it?

    Never mind the fact that it would, in fact, have been David Cameron’s right to attempt to form a government, regardless of numbers, if no party had a majority as the incumbent.
  • commented 2015-05-07 20:49:37 +0100
    All local Ppls Assembly gather in your city centre and march on the Tax Office.

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