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Homes for All Budget protest

Parliament Square, London. Wed 22 Nov 2017


 

 Thee NHS campaigners with a dog walk away from the press area on College Green

 

 

 

    
 And a man warns 'The End is Nigh'. Police question him briefly and tell him he is not allowed to go on the path across College Green, though

 if you think the end is nigh a little trespass probably wouldn't bother you

 People are gathering for a Homes for All protest on Parliament Square

 Including a woman in a 'Pearly' coat with buttons 'Council Homes for People Not Profit'

 Defend Council Housing, Homes for All and Bromley & Croydon DPAC banners

 'Doorkeys NOT Doorways - Homes For All'

 

 Piers Corbyn holds up his information sheet about the fight for geniunely affordable decent housing for all
     
 Paula Peters with a #justice4grenfell poster. A few yards away another protest by the Socialist Party students is taking place

 

 

 Eileen Short begins the speeches at the Homes for All protest

 

 Two of the NHS campaigners have joined the half-circle around the speaker. A placard at right reminds us

 of the need for people to have secure long-term homes - not short-term tenances that can end in a few months or years

 Homelessness has increased rapidly in London in particular, with people sleeping in doorways - and they need

  'Doorkeys NOT Doorways'

 'Tenants die when landlords don't listen - Full Funding for Fire Safety' . Grenfell shows us why.

 One of the NHS campaigners - the NHS has been underfunded for 5 years

 

 

 Paula Peters from DPAC speaks. The government have targeted cuts on the disabled - and many have died

 because of these cuts. People clearly unfit for work have had their benefits stopped to meet tough DWP targets

 with people in their last few weeks of terminal illnesses being told they are fit for work. New plans tighten the screw
 in a policy that goes back to the Victorian days of the workhouses.

 Eileen Short

 A campaigner from Lewes Defend Council Housing

 

 

 In Haringey a Labour council is giving away £2 billion of council property to a private developer who will build
properties the current council tenants and leaseholders will not be able to afford - with a small amount of high-priced
'affordable properties' . Like on previous schemes they will get accountants to lie and get them out of most of any
obligations to include low-cost social housing.

 A police officer hovers, hoping the protest will soon end

 

 Housing campaigner Piers Corbyn

 

 The Socialist Party students have a few speeches too

 

 and then go down to Downing St

for a brief protest before walking back and deciding it's time for coffee.

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