TUSC leader slams Osborneís budget
TUSC national steering committee member and RMT general secretary Bob Crow said:
"This isnít a budget - itís a con-trick. The big issues of stagflation, mass unemployment and the attacks on standards of living and public services are ignored and instead we get a series of meaningless gimmicks while the austerity agenda rips through our communities.
"While nurses are being sacked, lives torn apart and core services are hammered into the ground the smirk on the faces of George Osborne, David Cameron and Nick Clegg grows wider by the minute.
"Make no mistake, this is a class war budget with its roots deep in the playing fields of Eton, designed to shift the balance even further towards big-business and the wealthy elite who finance the Conservative Party.
"The spivs who created this crisis are let off the hook and working people, and those who depend on public services, are lined up to take a kicking as the old-school Tory Thatcherites twist the knife once again.
"This Government of millionaire public-schoolboys is attacking workers and cutting services out of ideology not necessity and on Saturday hundreds of thousands will pour onto the streets of London as we ratchet up a campaign that will wipe the smirk off their faces and turn the tide on their right-wing agenda."