Mayor Joe Anderson’s “fair austerity” conference – underway now – has tried to draw attention to a perceived disparity of funding for local authorities from different areas of the country.
Liverpool Against The Cuts doesn’t believe that the answer to the economic crisis is the misleading call for equality of sacrifice. Such a focus avoids the real cause behind the crisis – the actions of the super-rich – and avoids the real alternative – taking resources from those same super-rich. We therefore reject the idea that ‘there is no money’.
Liverpool Against The Cuts calls for all anti-cuts groups, service users and affected workers to unite and take action to prevent the implementation of these savage cuts, and to demand that national government provides the resources to underwrite all local services and jobs across the country.
We must highlight the role of the banks in the economic destruction, and make clear that we are not prepared to make sacrifices in order to bail out the super-rich who triggered the crisis through their greed and corruption in the first place.
DON’T TAKE THE CUTS LYING DOWN! IF WE UNITE AND FIGHT WE CAN WIN!