Northampton Solidarity Federation joined the small protest in Northampton town centre today against the budget cuts. The protest was centred on the uk uncut protest and focussed on the contradiction between cutting welfare and services on the one hand whilst allowing the rich, and large businesses to avoid, legally and illegally, billions in pounds of taxation.
This discrepancy lies at the very heart of our economic system and the politics which go with it. When push comes to shove we see that all works for the benefit of the rich and the workers pay the cost. Welfare is cut: are tax avoiders chased, are tax loopholes closed? Bankers crash the economy with their greed for bonuses, are they chased down and held to account? Of course not: that's not how the capitalist system work:, run by the rich for the rich.