Tuesday, 23 July 2013


This is a call to all those in the Bridgwater area and further afield who are outraged by the government’s attacks on ordinary people and the most vulnerable.
With some 80% of austerity measures still to come and with the government lengthening the time they expect cuts to last, it is time to act and to act together.
We are therefore inviting you to attend the launch meeting of a Bridgwater People’s Assembly, to form part of the network of People's Assemblies that is unifying resistance to austerity across the nation.
The strategy of the People's Assemblies is to form a broad coalition both of individuals and organisations. We do not want to be dominated by any group or replace any group. Instead, the aim is to massively increase our effectiveness by acting together.
  • We call on those enraged by Cameron and co’s deceitful use of the financial crisis, created by their banker friends, to cut taxes for the most wealthy while cutting welfare to the disabled and others most in need. 
  • We call on those angered by the government’s use of the crisis as a cover to advance a failed dogma of public sector cuts, privatisations, including of the NHS, deregulation and crony capitalism. 
  • We call on those simply shocked by a plan to repair public finances by targeting the poorest first.
Please join us at the Railway Club, Wellington Rd, Bridgwater, TA6 5HA at 7:30 pm on August 12th.


  1. Christine Birkan3 August 2013 at 08:13

    When I was in the Postal Union 20 years ago, there was a scandalous and expensive misuse of overtime in the Farnborough office where no overtime was required - particularly on Sundays, inadequate training/help from supervisors on the job, poor behaviour from some supervisors and invisible managers. I realise this is not universal but defense requires a clean up no?

  2. Over a century back, family ancestors were blacklisted by all the Bridgwater employers - their crime? - attempting to set up the first Trade Unions. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the rich are generally happy for it to remain that way. Has anything changed?.