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Campaigning against the bedroom tax in Manchester and Fife

Issue No. 2377

On the march against the bedroom tax

On the march against the bedroom tax (Pic: Mark Krantz)


Campaigners marched through Manchester banging pots and pans last Saturday to highlight the growth of food poverty in Britain.

They included anti bedroom tax groups and trade unionists—led by a contingent from the Bfawu bakers’ union.

Protesters gave out fruit in the town centre.

Mark Krantz


One hundred people in Kirkcaldy, Fife, came to hear Tommy Sheridan talk about the bedroom tax on a wet Monday evening last week. 

The bedroom tax won’t save money because rehousing families in private flats—usually the only option—is more expensive. This is the Tories’ first step in privatising social housing. 

Fife council has said it won’t evict tenants who “engage” to pay bedroom tax arrears. But people on benefits have no spare money to “engage”—nor should they! 

Most of the audience signed up to the Fife “Anti-Evictions Army”, which will turn up to physically oppose any evictions due to the bedroom tax. 

Lici Kopiej 

 

 


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Tue 29 Oct 2013, 17:25 GMT
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