Birmingham against the Cuts has agreed to call a Budget day protest at 5 – 6.30 pm on Wednesday 8th July outside Waterstones at the Bull Ring.
The budget will almost certainly contain brutal cuts in working family credit which will hit the working poor, and the removal of housing benefit from young people under 25. This will hit young parents particularly hard, many of whom could be evicted from their homes.
BATC is also organising a lobby of the Labour Leadership hustings from 10.15 am on Saturday 27th June. The central Birmingham venue has not been announced yet but will probably be the ICC or the
Council House – more details later. A statement with the following themes will be distributed.
- An appeal for Labour Party members to contact their Labour Councillors to oppose cutbacks in the new city Library
- Opposition to the Labour Council’s proposal to ban the use of amplification equipment in the City Centre
- A call for the Labour Leadership and LP members to support the resistance of the Greek people to demands by the EU Commission and the IMF for more austerity.