LIVE: Londoners rally against austerity as govt announces emergency budget

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July 8, 2015 by socialaction2014


Thousands are expected to take to the streets of London on Wednesday, July 8, to rally against the Conservative Party’s introduction of cuts to public spending and reinforcement of their pro-austerity policy.
The rally comes as British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is set to announce an emergency budget on the same day.
Protesters oppose the Tory’s pro-austerity policies that are expected to be implemented within the next five years. Among them are an estimated £30 billion (€41 billion; $46 billion) worth of cuts to public spending, an estimated £12 billion (€16.5 billion, $18.8 billion) in unspecified welfare cuts and the abolition of housing benefits for under-21s on Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).

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