UKuncut plans mass civil disobedience against bedroom tax25/03/2013 12:34
Amidst growing pressure on the government over the bedroom tax, UK Uncut, the anti cuts direct action network, has today announced that it plans to ‘ramp up the resistance’ to the benefits cap and the bedroom tax by undertaking civil disobedience across the country next month.
UK Uncut would not be drawn on the exact nature of their plans dubbed ‘Who wants to evict a millionaire?’.
But a statement on their website states they will be ‘bringing the cuts home to millionaire misery makers’ who they describe as millionaires with loads of spare rooms, who are avoiding tax, or politicians or business people who are directly pushing or benefiting from the cuts.
They say that their plans could include bedtime stories for children, bed blockades, and eviction notices.
The Bedroom Tax will make 670,000 people worse off and will see forced evictions of people from their homes, forcibly moved to another part or the country and onto the streets.
Sam Atkinson, UK Uncut supporter said:
We must resist the attack on benefits for everyone, not just a few exceptions. The cap on benefits and the bedroom tax will have disastrous affects for people. It will make them poorer and potentially homeless.
We’re going to bring our protest to the the homes of millionaires who have got loads of spare rooms and are directly benefiting from or pushing the cuts to housing benefits that are making people homeless.
UK Uncut’s day of action will take place on Saturday 13 April