In a speech to delegates at UNISON’s National Conference, the union’s General Secretary, Dave Prentis, called all members to arms. “…let us remember who we are fighting. No one in this hall is the enemy. Let’s turn our fire where it’s deserved. We know who the enemy is. It’s the bankers who crashed our world. The venture capitalists who sucked the life blood out of Southern Cross, it is this coalition, who set our nation on a reckless course. They are the enemy, this coalition. With no democratic mandate, taking a chainsaw to our public services.
And we are told that there is no alternative. And as long as they keep preaching that mantra that there is no alternative, I will state on every platform that there are alternatives. Clegg and Cameron could have the guts to go back to the banks, the spivs, the speculators, and tell them on our behalf, “you created this mess – you clear it up.” And I’ll say it again; “If there’s money to bail out the banks, if there’s money to protect their bonuses, if there’s money for war and replacing Trident, there’s money available for our local services and our NHS. read full text. http://bit.ly/l1VVh1