Oxford WDM member Julieanne Porter in front of the ‘WDM Cuts Monster’, at the march in London
Members of Oxford WDM joined the national ‘march for the alternative’ march and rally in London on Saturday 26th March.
WDM members joined the rally against cuts and privatisation, and to show the links between ‘austerity’ in the UK and that which has been imposed on developing countries in the last 20 years. The march aimed to counter the government’s arguments that there are no alternatives to the spending cuts, which will damage public services and put more than a million people out of work.
The government says that the cuts are the only way to get the country back on its feet. However, recent analysis has shown that the cuts will not help the economy to grow, and will hit the poorest members of society the hardest. It will increase the gap between rich and poor.
Oxford group member Julieanne Porter said “WDM has spent years fighting the same neo-liberal policies imposed on the global south that are now being brought to the UK. It’s time to learn the lessons from countries around the world and we joined the march to say no to the cuts”.