After 7 years of coalition and conservative governments, people have become tired of austerity and all the trimmings that come with it. Fresh from news of a £1 billion ‘supply and confidence’ deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and with the anger from the avoidable Grenfell tower disaster still palpable, tens of thousands of ordinary people met outside the BBC’s broadcasting house to tell their government ‘not one day more’.
We marched to Parliament Square. I was with my Union the Transport Salaries Staff Association who are affiliated to the Labour Party. We were joined by other Unions, activists, campaign groups, and ordinary people from across the UK. After a brief stop at Downing Street to sing Jeremy Corbyn’s name to that now infamous tune, we arrived at Parliament Square. People from across the anti austerity movement, including Labour MPs Diane Abbott and John McDonnell spoke.
Labour are the only party with a clear message to end austerity and grow Britain in a fairer way that works for everyone.
By Barry James, Mid Beds Labour Trade Union Liaison Officer