Saturday, 7 August 2010

We should listen to Tony's call

With the announcements of £87.5 million worth of cuts to Midland hospitals, Cameron's attack on council tenants, and the closure of children’s nurseries across the city, the ConDem onslaught continues apace. There is a desperate need for a huge public campaign of resistance to it. I was glad therefore to add my name to Tony Benn’s rallying call and I was encouraged by Hilary Wainwright’s excellent article in the Guardian. It was not profligate public spending that created this economic mess. It was banker’s greed and irresponsibility. How can it be right that all the rest of us have to pay the price for that? We should listen to, and echo, Tony’s call.