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Massive march in London to protest planned measures to cut budget deficit

Sunday, March 27th 2011 - 04:43 UTC
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In possibly the biggest protests since those against the Iraq war in February 2003, organizers say up to 250,000 people took to the streets of London on Saturday to show their frustration with planned austerity measures designed to cut a record budget deficit. Read full article


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  • Martin_Fierro


    : P

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 06:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    as the debt piles higher and the underclass get ever more violent there will be more of this

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    The Mohammeds are getting angry with their govt. as starvation is around the corner.
    Poor brits, nothing to be proud of...

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    They have( UK) half ours (Germany) GDP but two times external debts.

    certainly Outcome is fateful !

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Many thoughts, many opinions.

    The huge debt created by the Blair/Brown Labour governments would have to be addressed speedily by whatever government took over from them.

    The concern of the grossly enlarged number of public service individuals (unions) - grossly expanded by these Labour governments - is that they want their 'entitlements' to continue (including pensions) irrespective of the Government's/taxpayers ability to pay the bills.

    If a family lives beyond its means and runs up horrendous credit card debts, does the family say 'sorry, I won't be paying my debts off until after I have had my overseas holidays, and then only at a much reduced rate of repayment'. And when the bank says 'But at this rate, you will be paying back forever and your debt will increase with interest and not reduce - you are heading for the 'debtor's prison!' - should the debtor heed and act on the message?
    I think so!

    So, when the UK Government says 'suck up the pain' and we will get through this,' say in return 'OK, but let's see what you, the Government, does to increase the creation of new jobs in the private sector. Let's see what you do to develop UK manufacture rather than export it. Let's see how you develop a stratum of society trained through Apprenticeships for these NEW (technological) jobs. Bring employment and profit back to these shores and we will survive the immediate pain.'

    But simply shouting 'Entitlement!' is an exercise in self-indulgent delusion.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Yul (#6).
    You may not be aware that this unknown website interview with Livingstone is an abberation.
    Livingstone is a law unto himself - thrown out of the Labour Party, violently anti-American, pro-union, anti-Blair, anti-Cameron, and a big friend of amphibians and reptiles (honest!).

    However, I would agree with him on one thing - borrowing one's way out of the situation is no solution.
    He seems to agree that the 'suck it up and take the pain' is the only way to go . . . . apart from robin-hood-taxing the bankers until their pips squeek and they flee the country!

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    The more I read comments from number 7, the more he proves how brain dead that idiot is. Those kind of “Americans” make me laugh.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    those who no nothing shout the loudest, its all the fault of criminals al Kilda insurgents and rebels, and its always someone else’s fault,, ,,yes its al Kilda?
    well the reason is simple Labour fxcked it all up, but say they were getting on top, [after 13 years, mmm] then the con/lib/coalition comes along and wants all the cuts now, this is hurting, the people are suffering,
    and labour as per normal says that every one is a baddie and they are the good guys riding into town to rescue us, , hoping to get back into power and screw it up all over again, sadly as we all know, humans have short memories when it come to politicians, every jumps on the band wagon of hate, but the government has already exposed massive corruption in banks/industry/military /councils, the unions complain but say nothing when the councils is exposed to having millions tucked away, conning the people, labour signing up to military hard way that cost more than gold itself ,and never worked or delivered, the cutbacks are hard, very hard, but if they fail , then back to the drawing board ,
    if it works then Britain will be able to afford what it cant pay for right now, mmm

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frase

    7 - I think its time to call their collective bluff regarding moving abroad. The alternative is have the only people that we can elect held to ransom by the city, and the instability of living knowing that it could happen all over again.

    Didn't the 'supertax' on bank bonuses raise about 2 billion (although many found a way around it), and there was no mass exodus of bankers.

    8 - I think for a lot of people, it's not so much the cuts themselves (although it is for some), but where the cuts are falling.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    Guys if you like we can lend you Plaza de Mayo and Avenida de Mayo to congress (free of charges).
    That way Americans and Brits can protest together.
    You will need a lot of space, haha.

    Obama show me the money...

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Is this before or after the riots reach you. after seeing the mess in London, im surprised you are that willing to lend them to the rioters, still they may spruce it up a bit.

    Mar 27th, 2011 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    11 NicoDin,


    That's awfully kind of you Nico but I still think we should charge them.

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • NicoDin

    I don’t think so Matín, you have to take into account “business opportunity”.

    Who do you think is going to sell them the Kebabs, fish & chips, Burger King, Big Mac, beer, Tetra brick en cajita, Huggies, Chori pan, T-shirts of Che Guevara, posters of Obama and Cameron to be burned, eh!?

    In fact we can place big images of Obama and Cameron with a sign “throw your favorite stone and piss and insult these guys just for $5” haha.

    !Protest tourism in Buenos Aires 2 days and 2 night plus accommodation breakfast and 2 meals a day just for U$s300.

    Experience all the taste to be a real Piquetero in Plaza de Mayo, learn how to claim for your rights back at home with a free course of Moyano joined by Quebracho extremist left-wing party.

    The course also includes a howto guide. You will learn how to make cheap Molotov cocktail bombs at home and how to kick policemen on the fly and get away wit it.

    Quebracho’s piquetero diplomas also available just for extra $50.!

    Call us now 0800-Piqueterowannabe !

    : )

    Mar 28th, 2011 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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