"We live in strange times.
We’ve had 7 years of a Tory government who have hammered ordinary folk
Rises in insecure labour and zero hours contracts
Wages cap and vastly increasing inequality between the rich and the rest of us
Hideous caps on benefits and a benefits system described by Ken Loach at the STUC as “conscious cruelty” - “a campaign of systematic punishment” which leaves more and more of our children, disabled people and elderly in poverty and distress
Our young people hit particularly hard
Cuts to the NHS and public services and a massive selling off of the NHS – our NHS (especially in England and Wales) – to private companies running for profit not patient care.