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Nottingham People’s Assembly to hold protest in Nottingham City Centre

Nottingham People’s Assembly are protesting tomorrow at the Brian Clough Statue from 1pm calling for urgent government action to curtail rapidly rising prices.

Stewart Halforty, Secretary of Nottingham People’s Assembly said ‘The rise in prices will cause untold hardship for the poorest in our country, who have already seen wages stagnate in the decade of austerity caused by the banking crisis in 2008.

‘Staggering rises in energy prices will mean people having to choose between eating and heating.

‘Food writer Jack Monroe has shown that headline inflation conceals more than it reveals as the cheapest staple goods in supermarkets such as pasta and rice have risen dramatically in price.’

Louise Regan, Chair of Nottingham People’s Assembly called on people from across the city to join the protest. She said ‘Towns and cities across the country are holding protests to call on the government to take action on rising prices.

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“Nottingham has some of the most deprived inner city areas in England and will be hit hard by this.

“Something as simple as a windfall tax on the profits of energy companies could make a huge difference.’

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