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Local "Against the Cuts" group sets first Public Meeting

John Freeman
Lancaster and Morecambe Against the Cuts has announced its first public meting will take place on Thursday 18th Novmber at Lancaster Town Hall.

The meeting will hear the case against the cuts and discuss possible alternatives to the swingeing cutbacks planned by the ConDem government. There will also be opportunities to discuss what people can do to fight the cuts and defend  public services.

The meeting follows LMAC's recent 300 strong launch protest rally, and will be the campaign group's first big open public meeting. A range of speakers will be announced soon, including speakers from the worlds of politics, the arts and media, the sciences and academia and from community campaigns and trades unions.

Accountancy firm PwC forecasts that the planned cuts would result in up to one million job losses, 108,000 in the North West, half of which would be in the private sector due to the impact on firms supplying the public sector.

The group, a coalition backed by the Lancaster and Morecambe TUC, community groups, public service users, students, pensioners and activists of all shades, is seeking volunteers to help with their campaign and needs volunteers to help publicise the event and help run it. They also plan to have regular organising meetings.

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