Portsmouth Against The Cuts Together
Portsmouth Against the Cuts Together (PACT) was formed a a public meeting on 18 November 2010 to fight back against the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government’s austerity agenda in Portsmouth. It seems clear that these cuts are an ideologically-motivated attack on working people, the poor and public provision.
The government stands with the rich, the banks and the major corporations in seeking to make ordinary people pay for a economic crisis they did not create. The campaign brings together trade unionists, community campaigners, students, working class activists, pensioners, concerned citizens and many others resisting cuts in local services, jobs and education.
The people who will be hit hardest by these cuts are children, the elderly and the disabled who are going to lose the specialised services that many rely on. Only maximum unity can defeat this outrageous attack on the welfare state and ordinary peoples standard of living.