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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 September 2015

North Kent TUSC meeting

Around 60 people attended a TUSC rally in Chatham, hot on the heels of Jeremy Corbyn's victory. Giving a glimpse of the potential for joint anti-austerity work, 'Kent For Corbyn' supporter Rachel Garrick described Jeremy's campaign as "a resistance movement". RMT assistant general secretary Steve Hedley warned that "marches round the park" aren't enough to defeat the Tory' offensive and this was taken up by TUSC chair Dave Nellist who said Labour councillors will need to show a willingness to go "all the way" in fighting austerity or we will stand against them.

Chas Berry, North Kent Socialist Party

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