Fighting back against the Budget

BudgetI started writing this blog on the day of the budget. Reeling from the news that 18-21 year olds will no longer be able to claim housing benefit and that employees under the age of 25 will miss out on the so-called living wage, I started writing about the reality for so many young people who need a helping hand, who don’t and can’t earn enough to pay extortionate rents and have no option to move “home”. But the more I wrote, the more disheartened I became and for several days I wallowed, wondering if we could ever fight back against the most inhumane British government in living memory. women on strikeThen I re-read my last blog – about learning from history and from the movements that have come before. About the alternative societies established by people just like us in the face of overwhelming adversity. So this is my collection of thoughts on what we do next…

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