Bedroom tax protesters march through Birkenhead

Anti bedroom tax protesters.

Anti bedroom tax protesters.

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Wirral Globe: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

ANTI bedroom tax protesters took to the streets of Birkenhead on Monday to voice their anger at what they see as the most “vindictive” aspect of the Government’s austerity cuts.

Waving banners and placards, incensed members of Wirral Campaign Against the Bedroom Tax set off from Exmouth Street shortly before noon before making their way through the town, taking in  Grange Road and Hamilton Square.

Shouting “Axe the bedroom tax”, they finished at the Conway Street One-Stop Shop where they handed in hundreds of letters of appeal.

Campaigner Robert Claridge, from Port Sunlight, said: “A bedroom is not a bedroom which has a bed in it. It has to be used as a place to circulate and as a private space.

"Seventy square metres is not enough to fit what we deem the three basic items in which are a bed, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.

"We must ensure that we take a stand at this, the most vindictive aspect of the Government’s austerity cuts."

Wirral Globe:

Bedroom tax protesters marched from Exmouth Street, taking in Grange Road, Hamilton Square and Conway Street.

Wirral Globe:

 

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2:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Positive thinker says...

What a turnout NOT
What a turnout NOT Positive thinker
  • Score: -12

4:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Rudebox says...

Positive thinker wrote:
What a turnout NOT
What has turn- out got to do with it? Two thirds of people affected are disabled. Out of the remaining third 90% work.

Hundreds of Appeal Letters were handed in by those ABLE to attend, on behalf of those people who could not be there for whatever reason.
[quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: What a turnout NOT[/p][/quote]What has turn- out got to do with it? Two thirds of people affected are disabled. Out of the remaining third 90% work. Hundreds of Appeal Letters were handed in by those ABLE to attend, on behalf of those people who could not be there for whatever reason. Rudebox
  • Score: 17

5:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Sargon says...

Rudebox wrote:
Positive thinker wrote:
What a turnout NOT
What has turn- out got to do with it? Two thirds of people affected are disabled. Out of the remaining third 90% work.

Hundreds of Appeal Letters were handed in by those ABLE to attend, on behalf of those people who could not be there for whatever reason.
Where have you got your numbers from?
[quote][p][bold]Rudebox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: What a turnout NOT[/p][/quote]What has turn- out got to do with it? Two thirds of people affected are disabled. Out of the remaining third 90% work. Hundreds of Appeal Letters were handed in by those ABLE to attend, on behalf of those people who could not be there for whatever reason.[/p][/quote]Where have you got your numbers from? Sargon
  • Score: -3

5:51pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Rudebox says...

Sargon wrote:
Rudebox wrote:
Positive thinker wrote:
What a turnout NOT
What has turn- out got to do with it? Two thirds of people affected are disabled. Out of the remaining third 90% work.

Hundreds of Appeal Letters were handed in by those ABLE to attend, on behalf of those people who could not be there for whatever reason.
Where have you got your numbers from?
http://speye.wordpre
ss.com/2013/02/27/be
droom-tax-one-millio
n-spare-bedrooms-in-
social-housing-is-a-
known-lie-minister/
[quote][p][bold]Sargon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rudebox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positive thinker[/bold] wrote: What a turnout NOT[/p][/quote]What has turn- out got to do with it? Two thirds of people affected are disabled. Out of the remaining third 90% work. Hundreds of Appeal Letters were handed in by those ABLE to attend, on behalf of those people who could not be there for whatever reason.[/p][/quote]Where have you got your numbers from?[/p][/quote]http://speye.wordpre ss.com/2013/02/27/be droom-tax-one-millio n-spare-bedrooms-in- social-housing-is-a- known-lie-minister/ Rudebox
  • Score: 8

8:54pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Positive thinker says...

Look at the picture
Look at the picture Positive thinker
  • Score: -6

5:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

yesandorno says...

"Seventy square metres is not enough to fit what we deem the three basic items in which are a bed, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. "
that has to be a mistake ... 70m2 is bigger than some flats ... and only 20m2 smaller than the whole ground floor of my house.
"Seventy square metres is not enough to fit what we deem the three basic items in which are a bed, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. " that has to be a mistake ... 70m2 is bigger than some flats ... and only 20m2 smaller than the whole ground floor of my house. yesandorno
  • Score: -1

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