Socialist Worker

Anti-bedroom tax meetings kickstart a fightback

Issue No. 2351

New campaigns against the bedroom tax and benefit cuts are springing up across Britain. 

In Southwark, south London, more than 50 people came to the first public meeting of the Southwark Benefits Justice Campaign.

Labour MP Harriet Harman and seven local councillors, including leader Peter John, have signed a petition calling on the council to refuse to evict tenants because of benefit cuts. 

In Norwich, 60 people came to discuss the attacks last week.

The meeting, called by Norwich Coalition Against Cuts, brought together trade unionists and residents who face losing up to £18 a week because of the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts.

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