Chavs author to debate Government austerity measures at Durham Miners’ Gala

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CHAVS author Owen Jones and a leading trade unionist will head up a talk on the impact of austerity measures on the eve of Durham Miners’ Gala.

The People’s Assembly will bring together the writer and Unite organiser Ellie Mae O’Hagan in the council chamber of the Miners’ Hall in Redhills in Durham City tomorrow.

They will speak about Government cuts and austerity measures alongside a host of other local campaigners including those who support the NHS and are against the bedroom tax.

The event, which will start at 5.30pm, is being backed by the People’s Bookshop.

The People’s Assembly was launched in February in Westminster Central Hall.

It brings together union members, politicians and activists to call for a rethink on the cuts.

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