In October 2010, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne announced what he described as ‘tough but fair’ public spending cuts, as a way of combating the national debt. As we move further in to 2011 these cuts are coming to fruition, and the UK faces the deepest cuts to public spending in living memory. I oppose these cuts. I do not believe that the welfare state, education, the nhs, charities – public services of any kind, should be paying for bailing out the banks. At a time when bankers are still receiving millions of pounds in bonuses, unemployment continues to rise as does the number of children who will be growing up in poverty. I believe that the government has no understanding of what these cuts mean in real terms, to real people who depend upon public services. I have signed many petitions, listing the names of those that oppose cuts to public spending and public services. Now, I want to put a face to those names. I would like to create a photographic portrait of the people who will be affected by the spending cuts. I ask those who have been photographed to add a statement, in the comments box, about how the cuts will affect their lives. If you would like to get involved please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
…as Malcolm X said, “if we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything”.