The Big Question To Be Answered

Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts has been campaigning against the policies of the Coalition Government since 2011 when LCAC was formed. We are constantly told that cuts to wages and conditions at work, to pensions and benefits, to services as well as the privatisation of public services are necessary because “the money isn’t there”. Yet…

Questions For Your Candidate

Why can the country not afford the things that it could afford forty years ago? Why have we to work longer hours and see our our pensions cut? Why do so many suffer zero hours contracts, insecure jobs or phoney self employment? Why are libraries and youth clubs closed and care homes privatised? Why are…

The Great Benefit Fraud – Blame The Sick And The Poor

The list of cuts and attacks on benefits makes grim reading. The bedroom tax is a disgrace – the bankers and politicians who caused the financial crisis can have as many spare houses as they want, but social housing tenants with a spare room are obviously an unbearable drain on society! Crisis loans have been…

After The Tory Budget: What Kind Of Recovery?

The economy is nearly as big as it was when the crash happened in 2008. The cake can be large, rich and fruity but if it isn’t yours and you only get the crumbs the size doesn’t matter. Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts has been saying this since it was founded two years ago. We…

Do You Support The Cuts?

Why can the country not afford the things that it could afford forty years ago? Why have we to work longer hours and see our pensions cut? Why do so many suffer zero hours contracts? Why are libraries and youth clubs closed? Why are students pushed into tens of thousands of pounds of debt? Is…

Is Labour The Answer?

Labour states the obvious when it says that the recovery is only for the rich and that the rest are getting poorer. But what would Labour do differently? Or is it more of the same for Labour too? Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, has hired the Tories’ Mobility Tsar, Alan Milburn, as election advisor. Ex-Labour Health…

A Baloney Budget: More Of The Same

Why can the country not afford the things that it could afford fifty years ago? Why have we to work longer hours and see our pensions cut? Why do so many suffer zero hours contracts? Why are libraries and youth clubs closed? Why are students pushed into tens of thousands of pounds of debt? Is…

Alan Milburn Discovers Poverty…

Alan Milburn, ex Labour Health Minister and now the Tory’s Mobility Tsar, has discovered that we are getting poorer. That is us, not him. Working people cannot exist on what they earn. 2.3 million children live in poverty. 5.6m adults of working age live in poverty. Most of the poor are in work. His main…

Making Work Pay Enough

Since the 1970s when workers were defeated at the hands of Thatcher and her successors there has been a continuous shift of wealth towards the rich. Since that time workers have needed two working parents to support a family. Mortgage debts grew and credit card debt ballooned. Even working families couldn’t support themselves; the state…