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Video: Austerity – That’s Enough!

Austerity – That’s Enough!

Hastings & Rother LRC public meeting

Recorded 14 March 2015

  1. Simeon Elliott – Labour CND Executive member who tweets as @Simeon_Elliott explains why he is a committed campaigner against cuts and austerity.
  2. Jay Kramer Chair of Hastings & Rye Labour Party and Tressell’s former Labour councillor from 1998-2014, who became Deputy Leader of Hastings Borough Council before standing down, says why she rejects austerity.
  3. John McDonnell MP – Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and national chair of the Labour Representation Committee (LRC) who tweets as @johnmcdonnellMP , details the failure of austerity and the alternative policies for social and economic justice that can win the election for Labour.
  4. All speakers reply to audience questions on local government, privatisation and the NHS, job cuts in the public sector, and Hastings Labour Council’s strict policy of enforcing the compulsory purchase of empty properties as a means of tackling homelessness.
  5. John McDonnell MP reveals how the Queen came to pay her cleaners the Living Wage.
  6. Audience member Chris Mears says the next Labour government must make a decisive change and adopt the policies of Lansbury.
  7. Claire Wadey, Chair of Sussex LRC, speaking off the cuff about the importance of the environment as one of the LRC’s four key principles.
  8. Final comments from all speakers covering low wages in the voluntary sector, housing policy, support for free education, environment, trades union leaders, Left Platform, the Green Party, equality and social justice for all.
  9. View our photos of the meeting.


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