HUNGER cover star, Zarah Sultana, is urging the people of Britain to unite this weekend to protest the cost of living crisis.
The Enough is Enough campaign, which Sultana is a supporter of, will be protesting across various locations tomorrow. Whether it’s to combat the cost of living crisis, end food poverty, or pay rises, thousands are expected to take the streets in an attempt to have their voice heard.
“This Saturday, during the biggest day of strike action in years, people will be coming together in cities and towns across the country to say enough is enough: The government must put the needs of the many before the greed of the few,” says Sultana.
The Labour MP also explained how those in her constituency are “terrified” of the immeasurable rising costs. “My constituents are terrified of rising bills. That’s the word they use: Terrified. They face the choice of putting food on the table or turning on the radiators. Heating or eating – it’s not a soundbite, it’s a choice facing millions of people.”
As Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget hangs ominously over the nation’s head, many have expressed that the Chancellor isn’t doing enough to support those in poverty, a sentiment Sultana agrees with. “In their so-called mini-budget last week, the Tories set out their priorities and it wasn’t boosting Universal Credit and helping the vulnerable or raising the minimum wage and ending in-work poverty.”
“It was handing the super-rich tax cuts worth billions of pounds while doing literally nothing for the poorest,” she adds.
Attend a protest across the UK:
11am, Cardiff Central Library, CF10 1FL
11am, Hastings Station, TN34 1BA
12pm, Stanney Grange Community Centre, CH65 9HE
11am, Royal Mail, Fenton Street, LA1 1AA
12.30pm, The Orange Grove, BA1 1EE
11.30am, Devonshire Green, S1 4GT
2pm, Bubilee Square, LE1 4LD
2pm, War Memorial, ME7 1HL
1pm, High Row opposite Post House Wynd, DL3 7LP
12pm, 110 Backness Road, DD1 5PB
11am, Marischal College, AB10 1AB
10am, Network Rail Depot, STOKE road, st4 2
12pm, Town Hall, George Street Luton LU1 2BQ
Blackpool (Friday September 30th)
10.30AM, Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ