John McDonnell speaking at Trafalgar Square. He tweeted: "Trafalgar Square full of hope at the huge @pplsassembly demonstration. Solidarity from myself and @jeremycorbyn "

John McDonnell speaking at Trafalgar Square. He tweeted: “Trafalgar Square full of hope at the huge @pplsassembly demonstration. Solidarity from myself and @jeremycorbyn “

Nice of the BBC to do a story about this demonstration – although This Writer heard that 150,000 people were taking part, so “thousands” doesn’t really describe it.

160416Demo1

160416Demo2
160416Demo3

Thousands of people are taking part in a protest in central London against government cuts.

Banners calling for David Cameron to quit were brandished by protesters as they marched to Trafalgar Square.

The demonstration, organised by the People’s Assembly, was also attended by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

He said that a Labour government would end cuts and “halt the privatisation of our NHS”. The government says austerity measures are key to deficit reduction.

Mr McDonnell also pledged that his party would scrap the work capability assessments affecting people with disabilities and target homelessness by building hundreds of thousands of council homes.

The government was “bankrupt” in its political ideas and handling of the economy, he said, and called for Mr Cameron to resign and to “take his party with him”.

“On every front now we are seeing the government in disarray – in terms of the economy we are slipping backwards instead of growing,” Mr McDonnell said.

Source: Austerity protest: Thousands rally in London against cuts – BBC News