October 7, 2012
The Tories have been in power from 2.5 years, and their conference this October will see 2.5 million people on the dole. 1 million or more of those are young people aged 16-24.
If mass unemployment isn’t enough of a reason to take the fight to the Tories, here’s a few more:
- The Tories cut EMA, meaning thousands will struggle to afford to go to college
- They invented Workfare – forcing young people into unsuitable jobs for long hours, with no pay
- Minimum wage exploitation – poverty wages keep young people dependent on their parents or the state
- £9,000 university fees. Having made higher education a privilege for the rich, they now want to throw out foreign students
- Privatised the NHS – it will cost us more, be less efficient, and make vast fortunes for billionaires
The Con-Dems and their millionaire backers insist we have to pay for the crisis by having our jobs cut, our wages frozen, and the public services we’ve paid for sold off to investors who only invest in their profits, not our needs.
Tax cuts for the super rich, loopholes for those who don’t want to pay any tax, and a massive increase in the wealth of Britain’s richest people have all come under the Tories’ watch.
Everyone else gets shafted and that’s why we’re going to march against the Tory Party conference, on Sunday October 7 in Birmingham.