The General Election result was devastating for Theresa May and the Conservatives. She called it to gain a bigger majority in Parliament, and despite massive media bias in her favour, she failed spectacularly to deliver on that. Now the Conservative Party are in chaos, forced to try to prop up a Government with the deeply conservative and regressive DUP. Even if they can get a Queens Speech through Parliament this arrangement is unsustainable, it won’t last for long.
The Election result represents a rejection of Tory policies. They know they have no mandate; already the Government has suggested they may have to ease their austerity plans because of huge opposition. We need to make sure the full force of that opposition is felt. If we continue to mobilise in huge numbers we can deepen the crisis for the Conservatives and force big concessions on the NHS, education, housing and jobs. There is already talk of another General Election in the next few months which would likely see the Tories loose further support and be unable to form a Government.
Protests have sprung up across the country and there are many more planned in the next few days, we’re supporting all actions and events against Theresa May’s attempt at forming a Government. On Saturday 1 July we want to invite everyone – from campaigns and community groups all over the country, from the trade unions, from political parties, and any individual – to come together in one massive show of strength. We’re marching against another 5 years of a Tory Government committed to austerity, cuts and privatisation. And we’re marching for a decent health service, education system, housing, jobs and living standards for all. Join us, bring your friends and spread the word.
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Transport is being arranged from across the country – full details available soon. If you are organising transport please let us know and we will publicise. Keep checking our website for updates.
The HDV is a joint venture between Haringey Council and a private developer to create a private company to ‘regenerate the area’. The council will put in public assets worth many millions which include housing estates, schools, public facilities and private housing acquired through compulsory purchase orders. So what’s wrong with that?
? Has there been a proper consultation?
? Were the homeowners whose houses are now under compulsory purchase consulted?
? Have affected council tenants been given guarantees in writing, that they will be returned to the communities they’ve built their lives around?
? And what about the many small businesses that sit on land that are all part of the HDV giveaway?
? What are the financial implications?
? Worse still, what if the company goes bankrupt?
? Has there been a risk assessment that guarantees we are protected from the fallout of a bankruptcy?
? Will we, the public, end up footing the bill?
These are questions to which we believe the council should give detailed answers and listen to peoples responses before going ahead with the scheme.