On the day that Northampton County Council meets to discuss and vote on local cuts, members of Northampton Solidarity Federation joined in the morning's picket of the county council offices.
Our poster and leaflet for the morning was a simple statement:
NO TORY CUTS!
NO LABOUR CUTS!
NO LIBDEM CUTS!
Highlighting the fact that these cuts come straight from the heart of our economic and political system, and not just from the whims of one party. Labour were already engaging in cuts, and conditions for ordinary people were being attacked before the crisis: all that has changed is the pace.
Turnout was good, with around 100 people in attendance and we had a few good conversations with our fellow pickets about the nature of the cuts and what we can do about them. A demonstration is planned for later today whilst the council is in session...