The Next Two Weeks in Anti-Cuts/Privatisation Action in Cornwall

Several important anti-cuts and ‘Save our NHS’ events are coming up in the next two weeks. I’ll try to give a quick round-up.

On May 28th there’s a 38 Degrees-inspired march and petition hand-in to Sarah Newton MP, the Tory member for Truro and Falmouth. She is supposedly fighting Coastguard cuts she essentially voted through with the past couple of budgets. Now it’s time to demand she votes ‘no’ to Lansley’s NHS bill.

Campaigners will be loosely congregating in front of Wetherspoons in Truro from 12pm-1pm, before marching down to the library to meet Sarah Newton at 1:30pm. Bring placards if you can.

As part of the same campaign Cllr Stuart Cullimore (MK) is organising a similar petition hand-in and march in Camborne on the 4th June, meeting at Tesco carpark at 1:15pm. The MP is George Eustice (the same Eustice currently advising the local Tory council on ‘communications’ – i.e. wording cuts nicely).

In what should be a pretty impressive sight, people will again be ‘sleeping out’ against 40% Supporting People cuts, on the 29th May. More information at my other post here.

Between these events is the Cornwall Anti-Cuts campaign meeting on the 1st of June (6:30-8:30pm at Truro Railway Club, as usual) to which everyone serious about fighting cuts should attend.

So a fairly busy couple of weeks ahead. In the most crucial time for the NHS campaign, and a very interesting time for the Supporting People campaign, especially after a court ruling has declared Supporting People cuts in Birmingham illegal. Gives some hope to the resistance down here in Cornwall, doesn’t it comrades?


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