A few days after the government announced massive spending cuts, a rally was held at Congress House, central London to mobilise opposition .
The Tory chancellor, George Osborne, wants to see cuts of £81 billion, which would result in the loss of hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs.
The rally coincided with a strike by the Fire Brigade Union, who had gone out after the London Fire Brigade formally began the legal process of terminating the employment contracts of 5,600 London firefighters.
Sporting a natty hat, Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union general secretary Bob Crow was in fine form and richly deserved the standing ovation at the end of his impassioned speech.
‘No to cuts’
Firemen out on the picket line at Euston fire station.