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Thursday
May122011

Are you going to rally against debt?

Don't forget the Rally Against Debt in London on Saturday.

Goodness knows how many people are going to be there, but it's the principle and the message that matters.

The rally is a static event (no marching, thank God!) in Old Palace Yard, between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Organisers say it will start at 11.00am and finish at 2.00pm.

Guest speakers include Paul Staines (Guido Fawkes), Mark Littlewood, director-general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Matthew Sinclair, director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, and Martin Durkin, documentary film maker and activist.

Here are some of the people who have blogged in support and will, I assume, be taking part:

Andy Mayer (Liberal Vision), Old Holborn, Devil's Kitchen, A Very British Dude, plus Dan Hannan, Ed West, and Toby Young (all Telegraph Blogs).

See also my contribution, Why I'm supporting the rally against debt.

According to Facebook, almost 2,000 people have indicated that they will attend. More details on the Rally Against Debt website.

Looking forward to it.

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Reader Comments (4)

I am not only going but am a steward for the event too.

Nigel Farage is speaking too along with Conservatives Bill Cash and Ms Priti Patel MP for Witham, Essex who is very sound.

I too have just got a Facebook page and at least 9 people are going.

More here from Conservative Home

http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2011/05/two-conservative-mps-will-be-speaking-at-the-rally-against-debt-this-saturday.html

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=220970884582480

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:30 | Unregistered CommenterDave Atherton

Wouldn't it be easier just to call it the "David Cameron Fan Club Rally"?

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 12:51 | Unregistered CommenterTyson the Beerhound

@ Tyson the Beerhound

I assume you are the Tyson that is a member of CAMRA, denies the smoking ban has closed pubs, hangs out at the Pub Curmudgeon blog and an avowed socialist.

I think you will find that many, if a majority of Tories do not believe that spending has not been cut far enough. The government is spending more of our money than received in taxation. We are heading towards a bankrupt state. If you include public sector pensions we are £5 trillion in debt. Each child born now owes £70,000.

Most of the people going are not Cameron's admirers.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 13:01 | Unregistered CommenterDave Atherton

The UK has Spent More Bailing Out Other Countries in the Europe than it has Saved Through Austerity
We should protest to get out of the EU.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 18:31 | Unregistered Commenterchas

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