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    More than 30,000 protest in Manchester..

    ...but it didn't get shown on the news in the UK.
    Approximately 35,000 protested at the opening of the Conservative Party conference, young and old alike to highlight the pension crisis, unemployment and austerity, that is a huge number of people, 10 times larger than the occupy Wall St demo, but the the UK tv news unanimously didn't run the story. It is a typical ploy to be honest any pretence of impartiality is just that, a pretence. Luckily RT and AFP ran the story. There are calls for a general strike and further protests, but these things are not generally highlighted.


    Go to main page News Thousands hit Manchester streets to protest austerity cuts
    Thousands hit Manchester streets to protest austerity cuts

    Published: 2 October, 2011, 23:10
    Edited: 2 October, 2011, 23:26

    Over 30,000 demonstrators marched through the northern British city of Manchester to protest against austerity cuts to public services and pensions.
    The rally against the governing coalition was organized by the Trades Union Congress and came as the ruling Conservative Party's annual conference opened in the city.
    The trade unions billed their march as a rally “for the alternative – job, growth, justice,” the Agence France-Presse news agency reported. Protesters as varied as students and retirees carried banners reading “Unite and fight.”

    As they marched past the building where the Tory conference was being held, they chanted "David Cameron on your bike, we want a general strike!"
    According to demonstrators, it is important that the government began to understand that most people are unhappy with their policies.

    “It is important to let the government know that majority of people are opposed to what they are doing, opposed to the economic course they are taking, and are prepared to try and build a movement to bring this government down and bring in a government that does not go after working people,” one protester told RT.

    In his message to demonstrators, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the previous government had lied to the population about the state of the country’s economy.

    "The money you were promised by the last Labor government never existed,” Hague stated. “It was never there. And we have been left with the task of telling you that truth.”

    "A government betrays instead of serving its people if it allows them to live on a delusion,” Hague added. "And above all it is wrong, unfair and irresponsible to leave a massive debt for the next generation to deal with instead of facing up to it now."

    According to Agence France-Presse, left-wing activists took part in the rally along with public sector workers. Police said that 35,000 people attended the demonstration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    ...but it didn't get shown on the news in the UK.
    I saw it but I can't remember which channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    ...but it didn't get shown on the news in the UK.
    I saw it but I can't remember which channel
    First I knew about it was this morning, although I'm not really a news watcher.
    Found it on RT, which for all it's bias and faults does at least show these stories.
    I scanned the BBC, ITV and Ch4 news sites and didn't see any mention of it, but yeah possibly there is info out there, not exactly headlines though, they're all focusing on Cameron's plan of action.

    I think the protests are going to build though to the point where they can't be dismissed.

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    fuk them
    They are public sector workers- getting a fat salary for sitting on thier arse all day.
    They never went out and protested over the last 12 years ,when their Labour party
    shafted Britains private sector workers,
    flooding the country with cheap immigrant workers , that put many private sectors workers out of a job and forced many others to take huge pay cut'
    now that policy has caused the country financial ruin and we cannot pay the council workers the money they feel entitled to ..

    well boo hoo
    you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh

    we need a Ronald Reagan -to sack the lot , like he did with the Air Traffic Controllers ?

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    Lazy arsed council workers and soap dodging students.

    Git tae fuck.

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    Hahaha check out Waldorf and Statler... not much of an argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    fuk them
    They are public sector workers- getting a fat salary for sitting on thier arse all day.
    They never went out and protested over the last 12 years ,when their Labour party
    shafted Britains private sector workers,
    flooding the country with cheap immigrant workers , that put many private sectors workers out of a job and forced many others to take huge pay cut'
    now that policy has caused the country financial ruin and we cannot pay the council workers the money they feel entitled to ..

    well boo hoo
    you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh

    we need a Ronald Reagan -to sack the lot , like he did with the Air Traffic Controllers ?
    well said, when are you running for parliament ?

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    Because a General Strike will achieve what, exactly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Because a General Strike will achieve what, exactly ?
    Hopefully a load of the c**ts getting fired from jobs they don't deserve.

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    It's funny how conditioned you lot are, any other country it's "yeah good on them for standing up for their rights" when it's the UK it's "soap dodging scum, lazy dole scroungers" etc... Maggie really did a job on you lot.

    I doubt if you even read the news article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    It's funny how conditioned you lot are, any other country it's "yeah good on them for standing up for their rights" when it's the UK it's "soap dodging scum, lazy dole scroungers" etc... Maggie really did a job on you lot.

    I doubt if you even read the news article.
    Horseshit. I think the same about the lazy arsed bubble and squeaks.

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    [quote=Neo;1893723]
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    ...but it didn't get shown on the news in the UK.
    I saw it but I can't remember which channel
    First I knew about it was this morning, although I'm not really a news watcher.

    It was broadcast on radio 2 yesterday on every news bulletin. I passed through Manchester last night at around 7pm, and there was still quite a presence protesting, and even more police.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    I think the protests are going to build though to the point where they can't be dismissed.
    Your not wrong there. All though im not sure what good they`ll do.


    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    fuk them
    They are public sector workers- getting a fat salary for sitting on thier arse all day.
    Come on Blue, you can do better than that. High end employees such as, council leaders, Chief police officers, and Chief fire officers etc etc, fair enough, but the vast majority do a reasonable job, and get paid accordingly.


    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    They never went out and protested over the last 12 years ,
    Lots of public sectors took strike action during the Labour administration. Only thing was, it was never national, with exception of the firefighters strike in 2002.

    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    when their Labour party
    Not everyone who works in the private sector is raving red. A lot are very apolitical, and the number is growing. Even the unions are starting to withdraw their financial support for the Labour party.

    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    shafted Britains private sector workers,
    flooding the country with cheap immigrant workers , that put many private sectors workers out of a job and forced many others to take huge pay cut'
    now that policy has caused the country financial ruin and we cannot pay the council workers the money they feel entitled to ..

    well boo hoo
    you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh

    we need a Ronald Reagan -to sack the lot , like he did with the Air Traffic Controllers ?
    Yes the Labour party are responsible for that, and not the public sector workers. Please dont aim your anger/frustration at the easy target. Also, Ive never seen so many private sector workers do so well whilst under a Labour government. Self employed builders earning in excess of £1000 per week in the early to mid 2000`s. The only ones who suffered as a consequence of immigrant workers, were the cowboys in my area. Most guys I know used to laugh when they had to go and clean up after these cowboys, and the so called skilled labour from Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    and are prepared to try and build a movement to bring this government down and bring in a government that does not go after working people
    Like that'll ever happen.

    What they need to do is remove about 75% of the public sector and keep the 25% who actually do any good. That would sort the place out within a decade.

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    David Cameron tells 35,000 anti-cuts protesters in Manchester: 'You are wrong'


    PEACEFUL PROTEST: Activists on the march in Manchester

    David Cameron fanned the flames of union unrest by bluntly telling 35,000 anti-cuts protesters who marched through Manchester: ‘You are wrong.’
    The prime minister, speaking exclusively to the M.E.N, said he ‘totally disagreed’ with the demonstrators.
    And he issued a personal plea for the unions to call off mass strike action that could cripple the country on November 30. Tens of thousands took to the streets of Manchester as the Conservatives arrived for their annual conference.
    The protesters – carrying banners with slogans including ‘general strike now’ and ‘cuts are not the cure’ – brought traffic to a standstill as they marched from Deansgate to a mass rally in First Street. There were no arrests and police praised those taking part.




    But Mr Cameron, defending a multi-billion-pound cuts programme to tackle the national deficit, told the M.E.N: "I totally disagree with them. The idea that any government could have come into office last year and not implemented cuts is quite wrong.



    "We only have to look at what is happening now to countries that have not got a grip of their debts, like Greece – and remember, when we came to office, our deficit was bigger than Greece’s.
    "We were left a situation by the last government which meant that every single day we were paying out £120m of taxpayers’ money in interest alone.



    "We are unwavering in tackling Britain’s record debt because that is the only path to a strong, sustainable economy that helps everyone, creates opportunity and funds the public services we believe in." Nine major unions announced last month they were preparing to ballot for strike action or register disputes with the government over planned pension changes. Four others, including the National Union of Teachers and the civil servants’ union PCS – could also strike.
    But Mr Cameron said the reforms, proposed by former Labour cabinet member John Hutton, were ‘fair and affordable’. He said: "I would urge the unions not to strike, particularly as discussions are still ongoing.People are living longer, so we need them to work longer too, and employees need to pay more towards the cost of their pension.
    "After the reforms are implemented, public-service pensions will remain among the very best and, indeed, much better than those enjoyed by many people in the private sector. These are difficult decisions and it would have been easier to bury our heads in the sand – reform of the pensions system is something politicians have ducked for years. But the reforms we’re proposing will safeguard pensions provision for future generations, and that’s why I think they’re so important."
    Mr Cameron admitted Greater Manchester faced tough economic challenges and described a recent hike in unemployment as ‘disappointing’.


    But he said schemes like an £85m Piccadilly-Victoria rail link and a new enterprise zone at the airport would generate jobs and growth. The prime minister – under pressure to calm fears about the economy when he makes his keynote speech to the conference on Wednesday – unveiled plans to boost house-building and help council tenants buy their homes to ‘fire up the engines of the British economy’.


    Thousands of acres of publicly-owned brownfield land are to be released for house-building, with developers given the option to pay for the land after the homes have been sold.
    And – in a move certain to please Tory activists – Mr Cameron outlined plans to boost the ‘right to buy’ scheme which proved a huge vote-winner for Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.


    He said more attractive discounts will be offered, with the proceeds used to build more affordable housing.

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    If Cameron would take a look out of his window at the Midland Hotel he will see £160m being spent on the Town Hall.

    We need more money up here so we can carry on spending money on things like this and statues.

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    David Cameron

    remember, when we came to office, our deficit was bigger than Greece’s.
    "We were left a situation by the last government which meant that every single day we were paying out £120m of taxpayers’ money in interest alone.
    Different government, same bankers though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Because a General Strike will achieve what, exactly ?
    Hopefully a load of the c**ts getting fired from jobs they don't deserve.
    I know what you mean about jobs not deserved. You mean like the bankers who'se jobs were saved by the taxes paid for by the salary of the public sector workers. I think you're right - let's get our fucking money back from the Square Mile.
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    they have inherited this absolute mess from the labour party after some many failed years in power, they wrecked the economy, wasted billions on illegal wars and consistently lied about everything they did

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    Bring back Maggie

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    It's easy to blame previous administrations, but it's the same bankers, the same corporations, the same lobbyists, the same rich minority pulling the strings, this system is as corrupted by money as any other.

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    The country will surely come to a standstill if all the "Community Outreach Coordinators", "Equality Assurance Advisors", "Diversity Officers", "Euro Compliance (Lights and Traffic Signals) Wardens et al go on strike.

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    Must say, I'm glad that RT and Al Jazeera are countering some of the faux news out there. How to get it mainstream so others can wake up to is the pressing issue of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    Must say, I'm glad that RT and Al Jazeera are countering some of the faux news out there. How to get it mainstream so others can wake up to is the pressing issue of the day.
    In the UK both RT and Al Jazeera are available on the freeview TV. Although for some reason Al Jazeera is only available from 6pm until 11pm.

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    you've got to love the lefties, standing up for freedom and democracy until the other lot get in and then trying to use force to overthrow them..

    cheers

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