Monday, 26 September 2011

People First

Next Saturday, October 1st, I will be speaking at the People First rally in Glasgow.

The event is co-ordinated by the Scottish Trade Union Congress and is supported by a wide range of civil society organisations including faith groups and equality and anti poverty campaigners.

There will be a march from Glasgow Green at 12 noon and the rally in Kelvingrove Park will be from 1.30 to 3.00pm

After the rally the Close the Gap campaign will be having a lauch event at Anderston Parish Church from 3.30-4.30pm

I hope that this day will be a chance for community organisations and social welfare groups to come together to show solidarity with one another and to raise the profile of the impact that cuts will have on the must vulnerable in society.

As I said, I will have the privilege of being able to speak at the rally. I would welcome your suggestions for things I should say.

1 comment:

  1. I am concerned about our reliance on a banking and finance system that rewards the rich and penalises the poor (when you're struggling, the slightest transgression is rewarded by horrendous bank charges etc., which send already struggling finances into a catastrophic spiral). I am concerned that, since our system is based firmly on banking and investment principles, we are, as a society, effectively blackmailed and powerless to stop those who would line their own pockets at the expense of those of us way down the food chain. Not sure how you can tackle that but I speak as one who has been hit hard when unexpected circumstances pulled the rug from me. Thank you


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