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Monday, 8 November 2010

The first step in a newly-launched campaign is a public meeting bringing together everyone concerned at the policies proposed by the Coalition Government.

The meeting will be held at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge on Thursday November 18 and organisers are urging as many as possible to attend.

Supporters of the event include local members of the Labour Party and Green Party.

Dave Boardman, one of the organisers, told the HebWeb: "This Government has embarked on a massive assault upon the vast majority of people living in the UK. We do not accept that ordinary people should pay for the greed and mistakes of the bankers and financiers, and their disastrous financial gambling in pursuit of massive profits.

"We believe there are alternatives to the slash and burn policies of the Con-Dem government, whose policies may force us into a double-dip recession with further negative consequences".

Among those invited to the meeting are Paul Holmes secretary of Kirklees Unison branch and recent candidate for position of General Secretary of Unison, Patrick Murphy NUT Executive member, and Alice Mahon ex MP for Halifax.

The meeting is open to all who wish to campaign against the cuts and in defence of public services. Organisers hope to form an Anti Cuts Coalition to take their campaign forward as the cuts begin to bite.

Further information may be obtained from
Mark Catterall or Janet Oosthuysen

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