This Saturday, from all across the country, tens of thousands of ordinary people will turn out for the People’s Assembly national demonstration. They’ll do so to demand a new normal because what passes for normality at the moment cannot be allowed to continue. From huge government corruption to an underfunded NHS under threat from privatisation, with billions spent on new nuclear weapons while school children go hungry; this is no way to recover from the pandemic, let alone build the kind of society that is good for everyone to live in. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will be there of course, because the fundamental argument of the People’s Assembly remains true – austerity is a political choice, government spending is a political choice, and there is no choice more political than allocating billions for nuclear weapons whilst underfunding the NHS and its staff.
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