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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Clive Heemskerk explaining the idea of a needs budget

Two former Labour councillors in Leicester have formed a group linked to TUSC, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition which oppposes all cuts and stood  560 anti-austerity candidates in the last council elections. Clive Heemskerk, of TUSC and the Socialist Party gives a talk on how the councillors can put forward a needs budget, rebutting legal arguments against setting such a budget and showing how such action would lead to a "living struggle" over whether cuts are implemented. Clive debunks the myth that Liverpool council in the 80s set an "illegal" budget and explains that the surcharge only exists nowadays in case of personal gain.

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Here's a link covering the councillors in Leicester:

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