Wednesday 8 July / 5.30 p.m. / Station Road (outside the railway station), Cambridge CB1
On Wednesday the chancellor, George Osborne, will give his second budget in four months, to tell us what he didn't want to tell us before the election – above all, how the Conservative government will find an extra £12bn in welfare cuts.
The prime minister, David Cameron, has hinted at major cuts to tax credits. Journalist observers suggest disability and housing benefits are other likely targets, while the household benefit cap introduced by the Conservative-led coalition government may be lowered. Wealthy households meanwhile are expected to be given an inheritance tax break.Read more
We present the programme of the demonstration against austerity held in Market Square today by the Cambridge People's Assembly and other groups, followed by the text of the introductory speech and that of a message from the Labour Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
Saturday 30 May / 12 for 12.30 p.m. / Market Square, Cambridge CB2
To build for the End Austerity Now demonstration in London on 20 June, we're demonstrating with numerous other groups in Cambridge this Saturday!
We'll meet in Market Square from 12 midday, before things start at 12.30. Before and after the march we'll hear speakers on education, libraries, housing, the NHS, mental health and disabilities, zero-hours contracts, and the scapegoating of immigrants. Other speakers will represent community, political, and student organizations. The march itself will be a short one, towards the Round Church and back down Trinity Street to Market Square. Please join us, with placards if you can!Read more