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Join us protesting the Government’s cuts on March 26th

March 20, 2011

Cally Councillors are joining the mass demonstrations on Saturday 26th March at Highbury Fields and in Central London.

Islington is due to lose £335 million of public funding as the Tory Lib Dem Government cuts hit public services across the borough – a total of £4,000 per household.

The Council currently estimates that it faces losses of over £54 million to fund services and £80 million slashed from repairs, buildings, roads and other capital projects. The NHS in Islington could see £90 million slashed from services while the 20% cut to the Met police could mean £15 million less spent on crime-fighting and community safety in the Borough. Spending on public transport in Islington will be reduced by £55 million whilst welfare benefit cuts to Islington residents are likely to total another £40 million.

This year alone, Islington Council has lost 12% of its funding from central government; meanwhile an affluent Borough like Richmond upon Thames has only lost 2%.

To pledge your support for the March 26th demonstration, please go to Islington United Against the Cuts.

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