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Hound the Con-Dems everywhere

Issue No. 2252

A group of anti-cuts activists surrounded business secretary Vince Cable when he arrived to open the Portsmouth ferry terminal on Friday of last week.

Cable was forced to leave by a side entrance usually reserved for freight.

Protesters chanted, “Shame on you for turning blue—you’re a Tory through and through.”

Speakers included trade unionists and anti-cuts activists. Protesters ended by declaring the two big anchors at the entrance to the terminal, “Nick and Dave”.

The Right to Work Campaign is calling on anti-cuts activists to hound coalition cutters wherever they appear.

Paul Brandon, the new national secretary of the campaign, said, “The coalition wants to wreck our lives—we mustn’t let it.

“We are calling on all anti-cuts campaigners to make sure that wherever the Con-Dems go they are hounded.”

Upcoming houndings of government ministers


24 May: Hound Eric Pickles, communities secretary, in Cambridge, 6.30pm, Cambridge Union Society, 9a Bridge Street.

27 May: Hound Vince Cable when he participates in the BBC’s Any Questions in Saffron Walden, 6.30pm, Saffron Walden Town Hall, Market Square.

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Tue 17 May 2011, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2252
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