Worthing Solidarity Network
Tel: 07733151116 worthingsolidarity@gmail.com
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The Coalition Government, one year on:
· Cutting the NHS by £20bn
· Increasing private provision in the NHS
· Trebling student tuition fees
· Increasing private provision of schools
· Attempts to privatise the Royal Mail and our forests
· Cutting the state pension by linking to CPI
· Putting VAT up to 20%
· Slashing public sector jobs and services

And what this has already meant locally:
· Removing social care funding from disabled and elderly people
· Closing day centres for the old and disabled
· Closing youth centres
· Many other public sector job losses, depressing our local economy
· Potential closure of our theatres

And there’s much, much more to come. Estimates are that we have only yet seen about 10% of the cuts put into effect.
The national TUC-called protest of 500,000 people in March showed massive opposition to Cameron and Clegg. Their cuts are not necessary. By any historical comparison the current deficit is not large. In fact, Britain has only had a smaller deficit than the current one, as a proportion of GDP, for 50 of the last 250 years! These cuts are about achieving a ‘smaller state’ – by cutting and privatising – at the expense of the services our families and communities rely on.
So what next? We must use the May Local Elections to send a message to Cameron and Clegg!
We need a different Government before the current one destroys everything we hold dear. Cameron and Clegg don’t have a mandate or a majority, and in Worthing we can do our bit on May 5th to maximise pressure on their Coalition. WSN’s 4-step No To Cuts election advice...
1. Don’t vote Tory
2. Don’t vote Lib Dem
3. If you live in Selden Ward, vote for Mike Barrett. Mike is a Labour candidate who opposes all cuts and has pledged to vote and campaign against any attempts to cut or privatise local services. Mike is the only candidate to date to sign WSN’s “No Cuts” election pledge.
4. If you don’t live in Selden, quiz your candidate to find out where they stand on the cuts. Make sure they will stand up for you and your family and oppose all cuts if you give them your vote.

Get involved!
Worthing Solidarity Network is Worthing’s own vibrant anti-cuts group.
We campaign and protest against all and every cut to our services and jobs, including a WSN stall every Saturday from 11am-2pm in Montague Place.
We meet fortnightly on Wednesday evenings, 8pm-10pm, in the upstairs room at the Downview pub, opposite West Worthing rail station. Next meetings are on 4th and 18th May. More details available from worthingsolidarity@gmail.com

Barbecue, picnic and social event for local workers and their friends and families – all welcome!
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2nd MAY, 12 noon-3pm
HOMEFIELD PARK (next to Worthing Hospital)
Join us to celebrate to the vital role that working people play in our society and our town, to show our unity against the cuts, and to mark the launch of a Trades Council to link up trades unions in Worthing for the first time in more than 20 years. Anyone who wants to can also join in with leafletting local homes with WSN information leaflets on the day.
More info or to find us on the day: Dave on 07941 874745

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