The AAA was formed after spending two years canvassing local people at their homes and seeing first-hand the poverty they were struggling with. We felt that not only could we protest against the house hold charge/ property tax but we had to highlight the ongoing struggles of doing without electricity, food, cars, health care, education, holidays, new clothes etc. This and all the other stuff we should be able to take for granted which we are working hard to provide.
I had been involved in the campaigns against the household charges and the campaign against the property tax and now the We Won’t Pay campaign against the water charges.
I joined the Anti-Austerity Alliance because it offers a change of attitude in politics, supportive politicians who live in our world as well as honesty and decency from all of our members. We speak for the ordinary person.
By Eileen Gabbett