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RMT blasts “AV diversion” as reports show a further half million jobs under threat and families nearly £1000 worse off under ConDem cuts

With more data out this morning showing that another half a million jobs are under threat, and that family budgets have been slashed by nearly a thousand pounds a year as a result of ConDem cuts, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow has accused the political class, led by Nick Clegg and David Cameron, of setting up this week’s AV referendum vote in a deliberate attempt to divert attention from harsh economic realities.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said,

“With forecasters today showing that half a million more jobs are on the block, and yet more evidence that families will be up to a thousand pounds a year worse off under the ConDems, it is no surprise that Cameron and Clegg want to distract attention with their pathetic AV Punch and Judy show.

“Back in the real world the working class are taking a kicking as a result of this bankers crisis while the political class fill our screens with their own meaningless vanity projects. The AV vote will show that the gap between the people and the political elite has never been greater.

“RMT, which supports proper proportional representation rather than this shoddy Clegg-inspired stitch up, is calling for a no vote in Thursday’s referendum and as far as we are concerned it is business as usual in the fight against the ConDem attacks on jobs, services and standards of living.”

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RMT press release:

RMT blasts “AV diversion” as reports show a further half million jobs under threat and families nearly a thousand pounds worse off under ConDem cuts