|Left, Stop the cuts march in Hove, Cllr Bill Randall on the right|
The budget proposes £34m in cuts, and reduction in council tax of 1% with loss of hundreds of jobs in front line services - while spending £1.1m on ripping out cycle lanes and building doing up car parks. Prominent among the marchers were Green Councillors. Councillor Bill Randall, leader of the Greens, said, as he went into the full council meeting at 4.30 pm: "Greens and Labour will overturn this budget."
|Speakers in front of Brighton Town Hall, Cyclists bring up the rear of the march|
cyclists among over 100 Stop the Cuts protesters. The protest march was led by the deep blue banner of Brighton and Hove Unison, and followed by banners and placards of the GMB, Brighton and Hove Green Party, National Union of Teachers, the Socialist Party, Brighton & Hove Unemployed Workers, Benefits Campaign and others.