On Wednesday 18th, Solidarity federation gathered with Wandsworth Against the Cuts and others, to protest the recent cuts campaign perpetrated by the Wandsworth Council. It appears that the Council has decided to make Wandsworth somewhat of an elitist poster boy of UK’s class war. Wandsworth already charges the lowest council tax in the country and the new program of cuts is to strike the borough further in the depths of neoliberal wasteland. On the cutting board are services from health care to community, such as libraries and youth centres. The council specialises on cutting services from small, politically weak groups, like people in need of mental health services or domestic violence counselling.
Despite that the bad weather kept the streets empty, the protest drew positive attention from the cars driving by, people honking their horns in support. Our group also got a lot of positive attention from local protesters. Some even asked for further information on how to contact us and possibly get involved, and our member had a chance to network with the local activist.