Socialist Worker

Bury the bedroom tax

Issue No. 2349

People in Tottenham, north London, were among the first to be hit by the Tories’ benefit cap this week. Protesters marched down the high street chanting, “When kids go hungry, we get angry”

People in Tottenham, north London, were among the first to be hit by the Tories’ benefit cap this week. Protesters marched down the high street chanting, “When kids go hungry, we get angry” (Pic: Guy Smallman)


Tenants, trade unionists and others are organising to fight the Tories’ bedroom tax across Britain.

They’re holding meetings on estates, calling on their councils and housing associations not to take away their homes, and building marches in major cities.

Each week sees new attacks on benefits.

Thousands of people across four London boroughs will have their housing benefit slashed this week. Some 10 million people will also lose their council tax benefit.

The Tories want us to mourn the passing of their hero Maggie Thatcher. But her death has only served to remind millions of working class people how much they hate the Tories and everything they stand for.

Let’s turn that anger into action—and bury Thatcher’s heirs and their toxic policies along with her.


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