TaxPayers' Alliance responds to Saturday's TUC demonstration

October 20, 2012 7:04 AM

Today unions and anti-cuts activists led by the TUC are descending on London to argue against necessary spending cuts.

The TPA has recently produced a Fiscal Factbook making clear the dire state of the public financesIndividual charts are available for publication

The following resources may also be of use in relation to the demonstration:

Reacting to the protest on Saturday, Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of TaxPayers’ Alliance said:

“The protestors are arguing against necessary spending cuts and pension reform in favour of preserving an unaffordable status quo at the expense of families struggling in the recession.


“Militant union leaders oppose any cuts in public spending but most people know that the level of public spending has become unsustainable. The Government is living beyond taxpayers' means.


“The unions continue to portray changes to their generous retirement packages as attacks on their pay and pensions, but the reforms they oppose are both moderate and necessary if their retirement deals are going to last.


“Unless something is done to tackle the deficit and growing debt, our children and grandchildren will be paying off our bills for decades to come.”
Today unions and anti-cuts activists led by the TUC are descending on London to argue against necessary spending cuts.

The TPA has recently produced a Fiscal Factbook making clear the dire state of the public financesIndividual charts are available for publication

The following resources may also be of use in relation to the demonstration:

Reacting to the protest on Saturday, Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of TaxPayers’ Alliance said:

“The protestors are arguing against necessary spending cuts and pension reform in favour of preserving an unaffordable status quo at the expense of families struggling in the recession.


“Militant union leaders oppose any cuts in public spending but most people know that the level of public spending has become unsustainable. The Government is living beyond taxpayers' means.


“The unions continue to portray changes to their generous retirement packages as attacks on their pay and pensions, but the reforms they oppose are both moderate and necessary if their retirement deals are going to last.


“Unless something is done to tackle the deficit and growing debt, our children and grandchildren will be paying off our bills for decades to come.”

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