Birmingham City Council cuts alone will slash services and axe up to 7,000 jobs.
Labour, Tories and Lib Dems say there is ‘no alternative’ to cuts. They only disagree on when to wield the knife.
These are the same people who said there was ‘no alternative’ to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There is an alternative.
The Robin Hood Tax is one. It calls for a tiny tax on bankers which would have the power to raise hundreds of billions every year.
It could give a vital boost to the NHS, our schools and the fight against child poverty in the UK – as well as tackling poverty and climate change around the world.’
Respect and Salma Yaqoob are supporters of The Robin Hood Tax. We urge you to become a supporter too.
Find out more by visiting www.robinhoodtax.org.uk
Citizens of Birmingham join the protests against corporate greed
Last week, Respect party members, councillors and candidates joined a community protest against corporate greed.
Protest against bankers
With banners highlighting the issues around banks holding the general population and government to ransom, local residents and community members joined the cavalcade of protest vehicles on the streets of Birmingham to make their voices heard.
Amongst them Respect party leader Salma Yaqoob, Birmingham councillors Mohammed Ishtiaq, Shokat Ali and Respect council candidate for the Hall Green ward, Rana Nazir.
Writing on her website, Salma Yaqoob said: “Today’s protest against bankers greed and their restrictions on credit, which is endangering many small businessess in these tough economic times, was great fun and highly effective!
Anti-Bank Credit protest in Birmingham
“The media saw us off and we made a big impact in the Sparkbrook and Springfield wards, getting lots of hoots of support from car drivers and waves from well-wishers. Well done to all involved!”