Injuries and arrests as anti-cuts protest in southeast London turns violent
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11870742

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/29/lewisham-council-protest
Osborne’s fat cat chums receive relaxation of tax rules for Xmas.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/osborne-attempts-to-stem-exodus-of-firms-escaping-british-taxes-2147136.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8169156/George-Osborne-changes-corporation-tax-to-stop-firms-moving-overseas.html
We have a real problem... we have a government who have gained power even though they were not voted for by the electorate!

http://www.voteofnoconfidence.org.uk/

Worthing protest on Saturday December 18

A protest against all the ConDem austerity measures will be staged in Worthing town centre on Saturday December 18. Gather for 2pm in Montague Place, Worthing (near the bandstand). Christmas fancy dress is an optional extra! No to the cuts! No to tuition fee rises! No to privatisation! Make the Fat Cats pay! You can grab a leaflet to print out and distribute from here and a poster to display in your window or a local shop from here.

Worthing Solidarity Network meeting

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday December 1, 8pm at The Beechwood Hall Hotel in Wykeham Road, Worthing, BN11 4DJ. We're keen to get even more people involved, so please come along!
Met under fire for charging at Students
R3 has published researched into the impact of public sector cuts on small businesses.
Writing in the Guardian, Labour MP and Treasury select committee member Chuka Umunna says despite coalition pledges to make the City pay its fair share, Osborne has let bankers off the hook.
http://bit.ly/hBoRWO
Bond Traders (financial terrorists) line up rest of Europe to sink.


LibDems Face Wipe-out


A senior Libdem MP who wished to remain anonymous warns that if the student protests carry on into next year, the spring elections will be a disaster for the Party.
http://www.electionfocus.org.uk/
Three universities are occupied in fees protests
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11810931
European shares and the euro have both risen in value, as markets welcome the bail-out of the Irish economy
Or should that read. Bond traders rub their hands with glee as they see their bonus’s rocket as the Irish economy crashes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11808577

Fears for pensioners over housing benefit reforms:

Housing benefit reforms could leave some elderly people on such low incomes their health may be at risk, the charity Age UK has warned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11783458

The Public and Commercial Services union is urging MPs to throw out a government bill that would severely cut the terms available to civil servants who lose their jobs. See:



PCS: MPs urged to throw out attempt to cut civil service redundancy pay

Six Liberal Democrat councillors in Rochdale have resigned from the party in protest over its leadership nationally and locally. See:

http://www.politics.co.uk/opinion-formers/press-releases/employment/pcs-mps-urged-to-throw-out-attempt-to-cut-civil-service-redundancy-pay-$21383617$364840.htm


WSN meeting tonight!

A meeting of the Worthing Solidarity Network will be held tonight, Wednesday November 17, at 8pm, in the Laurel Room of the Beechwood Hall hotel in Wykeham Road, Worthing.

We encourage anyone who cares about the future of our communities and our society to come along and get involved.
Job losses planned at councils in England and Wales as a result of ConDem spending cuts are up to over 37,000 reports the GMB. Thousands more workers are facing pay cuts of between 2.5% and 5.4%
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/council-job-losses-set-to-top-37000-2136350.html

Drug companies 'exploiting rules to make exorbitant profits from NHS'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/17/drugs-companies-exorbitant-profits-nhs

Carers As Young As 8!

Anyone watching T/V today must have been upset to see carers – some as young as 8 – needing to dedicate themselves to caring for members of their families due to lack of services. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11745231

What a contrast then to the shameful behaviour of the many high street names who are using every dodge to avoid paying Tax. By their immoral action these crooks deprive our country of the money to provide services such a respite care to relieve the burden from these wonderful children.

Furthermore, recovery of these lost tax millions would go a long way to reduce the country’s deficit and the need for any cuts in our services. Boycott Vodafone, Boots and all the other Tax Cheats.
Protesters call for students and their supporters to stage a walk-out and then demonstrate outside Liberal Democrat offices and then Downing Street.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11758260

Even before the cuts in council services more than 20,000 adults are living in council-funded care homes rated no better than “adequate”, a report from the care standards watchdog found today. See:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8118409/One-in-five-nursing-homes-failing-to-offer-good-care.html