The Cost of Living Crisis’, by Michael Calderbank

Book Launch:

Monday 16th March, 6:30pm in the Macmillan Room, Portcullis House.

You are cordially invited to the Parliamentary launch of the important new book by Red PepperCo-Editor, Michael Calderbank. The launch will include a few short speeches followed by refreshments.

Whatever the outcome of the General election, the new government will have to face a swelling tide of opposition to a further five years of the failed Austerity agenda.

The Cost of Living Crisisclinically exposes the gross injustice of the austerity programme and calls for it to end, advocating a positive programme to replace austerity by curbing excessive profits, taxing the obscenely rich and stimulating the economy by increasing the spending power of all wage earners.

The book details how states and corporations have combined to exploit, oppress, and impoverish millions of people, whilst enriching the already rich and is an invaluable weapon in the hands of all those refuting and rejecting the imposition of austerity.

In launching the book Michael Calderbank has called for the Conservative Government to be held accountable for the consequences of the pernicious and unjust austerity agenda:

The Tories need to be punished for the economic injustice they have inflicted over the last five years. Ed Miliband rightly diagnoses that they have created a “cost of living crisis”. But Labour’s current commitment to freezing the pay of public sector workers and cutting billions from public spending fly in the face of this understanding. The next government will be forced to respond to mounting public pressure for the Westminster parties to bring an end to austerity”.

Copies of The Cost of Living Crisis can be purchased from

Please RSVP to if you are able to attend.


John McDonnell MP

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