PENSIONERS STILL LEAD PROTEST IN BARROW
Again, the photograph is deceptive; the place seems deserted! But, in fact, this is the upper end of the main shopping street in the town on a Saturday when it was quite busy.
As usual, just three pensioners set up and manned the stall from 11am until 1pm with no assistance or support from any local Trade Union or union members. Barrow Trades Union Council was absent.
Words from an old song were used to introduce the day's campaign:
"It's the same the whole world over,
Ain't it all a bleedin' shame?
It's the rich what gets the pleasure;
It's the poor what takes the blame!"
And in highlighting some of the cut-back measures already outlined before the results of the Spending Review are announced next week, members of the public were urged to tune in to their radios and TVs next Wednesday to hear what this government has in store for them - a bit like Christmas except that instead of being told what gifts we are to receive we'll be told what 'gifts' are to be taken away from us.
Weather permitting, Barrow pensioners have confirmed they will hold another stall next Saturday - with, or without, union support (sorry, there are no prizes for guessing which one it is likely to be!)
There is no evidence of any People's Charter campaign in Ulverston or any other town or village in Furness. The Insular Peninsula sleeps on..........
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