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‘Who wants to evict a millionaire?’ ask protests

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Issue 2349

The ministers behind the bedroom tax are millionaires with spare mansions. The UK Uncut group organised protests on their doorsteps last Saturday.

Around 300 people met at King’s Cross station in London to deliver an “eviction notice” to welfare minister Lord Freud.

“We all took the tube down to his house chanting and cheering,” said protester Riya al-Sanah. “You could tell it was a really posh area. We read out postcards to show the minister how out of touch he is and what people really think of him.”

And Freud’s London pad is nothing compared to his Kent mansion.

Around 30 protesters from Disabled People Against Cuts went to knock on the door of Iain Duncan Smith’s mansion in Buckinghamshire.

“It was brilliant,” Ellen Clifford told Socialist Worker. “We were amazed by the sheer size of the house and its grounds. Some people left through the back and drove off, but the minister was nowhere to be seen.

“We served him an eviction notice, and made speeches about the devastation these millionaires are causing.” 

Another protest targeted George Osborne’s constituency home in Tatton, Cheshire.

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