Last updated: 7/1/2015

A silent protest on the streets of Norwich (5/11/2013)

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The wealth of the richest 1000 people in Britain rose by £35.4 billion since 2012, reaching a record total of £450 Billion.
Source: Huffington Post – ‘Relentless Attacks on the Poor Are Inviting a Social Explosion. Let it Come’

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73 people die each week after being found ‘fit for work’ by an ESA work capability assessment.
Source: Vox Political – ‘Just when you thought the DWP/Atos death trail couldn’t get worse…’

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27% of children in the UK today are living in poverty.
Source: Child Poverty Action Group – ‘Child poverty facts and figures’

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“Austerity is not fair: The government takes money from the pockets of those who did not cause the crisis and rewards those who did.
Austerity is unnecessary: The banks and the major corporations should be taxed at a rate which can provide for society. Stop the billionaire tax dodgers.
Austerity does not work: It is a failure in its own terms, resulting in neither deficit reduction nor growth.
Democratic, Public, Inclusive.
The Norfolk People’s Assembly is a call to those thousands of people across Norfolk who face an impoverished and uncertain future as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government. It is a forum for ordinary people to come together, voice their concerns, and build a mass democratic movement to fight austerity.”
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity

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According to official DWP estimates, benefit fraud averaged £1.2 billion in 2013 (only 0.7% of total benefit expenditure). The average of UNCLAIMED BENEFITS is £1.3 billion.
Source: The Guardian – ‘Welfare fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to tax avoidance’

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In the UK, 1 in 5 people live below the official poverty line.
Source: Oxfam – ‘Poverty in the UK’

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NHS staff have faced a 12% pay cut in recent years. MPs are currently giving themselves an 11% pay rise.
Sources: Workers’ Liberties – ‘Government attacks NHS workers’ pay’
RT – ‘British MPs want 11% pay rise, but refuse expenses cut’

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The UK is second only to Estonia among European nations for the number of people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. (Energy bills accounting for more than 10% of income.)
Source: ITV – ‘UK ‘2nd worst for fuel poverty”

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66% of children growing up in poverty in the UK today live in a family where at least one member works.
Source: Child Poverty Action Group – ‘Child poverty facts and figures’

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Even using government statistics tax evasion costs the country at least 8 times more than benefit fraud. At least £30 billion a year, many estimate it to be far far higher.
Source: The Guardian – ‘Welfare fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to tax avoidance’

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Welfare fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to tax avoidance.

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73 people die each week after being found ‘fit for work’ by an ESA work capability assessment.
Source: Vox Political – ‘Just when you thought the DWP/Atos death trail couldn’t get worse…’

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8 people currently chase every 1 job vacancy.
Source: Daily Express – ‘Deaths warning as MPs blast ATOS’

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Outlining the issues outside City Hall

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The richest third of the world’s population own 97% of the world’s wealth.
Source: Huffington Post – ‘World’s Wealthy One Percent Highlights Extreme Inequality’

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The richest 1% of the world’s population now own nearly half of the entire world’s wealth.
Source: Huffington Post – ‘World’s Wealthy One Percent Highlights Extreme Inequality’

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Against the bank of Virgin Money

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Whatever next? Fight back! Burn austerity!

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27% of children in the UK today are living in poverty.
Source: Child Poverty Action Group – ‘Child poverty facts and figures’

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The wealth of the richest 1000 people in Britain rose by £35.4 billion since 2012. (Reaching a record total of £450 Billion.)
Source: Huffington Post – ‘Relentless Attacks on the Poor Are Inviting a Social Explosion. Let it Come’

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Steps to Burn Austerity in Haymarket

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In the UK, 1 in 5 people live below the official poverty line.
Source: Oxfam – ‘Poverty in the UK’

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Steps to Norwich City Hall

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Painting by Ray Loveday.
The wealth of the richest 1000 people in Britain rose by £35.4 billion since 2012. (Reaching a record total of £450 Billion.)
Source: Huffington Post – ‘Relentless Attacks on the Poor Are Inviting a Social Explosion. Let it Come’