Sheffield Left Unity will be holding their launch meeting from 1 – 5 pm on Saturday 29th June at the Central United Reform Church on Chapel Walk. The theme of the meeting is Crisis and Austerity – Why We Need Left Unity and speakers include Bianca Todd from the Left Unity Organising Committee and Stefanos Ioannou from Syriza UK.
Film director Ken Loach launched the Left Unity appeal back in March, and local groups are now forming. The text of the Left Unity appeal is below:
The welfare state is being dismantled by the coalition government, bringing great suffering to the most vulnerable in society and eroding the living conditions of millions of ordinary people. Worse still, the Labour Party is not presenting a strong opposition to austerity and instead appears to have wholeheartedly adopted neo-liberal policy, advocating its own brand of austerity and privatisation.
Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45 gives us a perspective on the achievements of the post-war generation, transforming the lives of ordinary people by bringing improved health, housing, education and social security to the people of Britain. We need to defend these achievements and continue the tradition of protecting the most vulnerable in society.
Support Ken Loach’s appeal to discuss the formation of a new political party of the Left to bring together those who wish to defend the welfare state and present an economic alternative to austerity: