The shape of things to come? 04-01-2011

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Letter to the editor by Kenneth J. Beech

In London on Saturday, March 26, the Associated Press reported that more than 250,000 demonstrated to protest the toughest government spending cuts since WWII.

Teachers, nurses, firefighters, public sector workers, students Pensioners and campaign groups all took part in Saturday’s mass demonstration.  Protesters shouting, “Welfare not Warfare.”

Britain is facing $130 billion of public cuts as the coalition government struggles to slash the country’s deficit. Some half a million public sector will likely be lost and $28.5 billion from welfare payments.

The Trade Union Congress General Secretary said, Ministers should now seriously reconsider their whole strategy after the demonstration. This has been Middle Britain speaking.

What are we doing?

Kenneth J. Beech