DIRECT ACTION AGAINST LEGAL LOAN SHARKS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY September 6th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments DIRECT ACTION AGAINST LEGAL LOAN SHARKS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY CAMPAIGNERS TO TAKE ON BRITAIN’S COLLAPSING LIVING STANDARDS… Campaigners in cities across Britain will stage peaceful occupations of legal loan sharks this Saturday 7th September. The protests will highlight Britain’s disastrous living standards crisis, and take on profiteering companies exploiting people desperate to make ends meet. Protests have been organised in London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Ashford, Derby, Doncaster, York and other cities across the country. Journalist and campaigner Owen Jones said: “British workers are suffering the longest squeeze in living standards since Queen Victoria sat on the throne. Families are being forced to choose between heating their homes and feeding their kids in the seventh richest country on earth. “Not only have half a million people been forced into the arms of Britain’s boom industry – food banks – but a million struggling families a month are forced to depend on legal loan sharks to pay the bills. “We will be calling for an end to extortionate rates, promoting credit unions, and above all pushing for solutions to the living standard crisis like a living wage, allowing councils to build houses, publicly owned utilities, affordable childcare and creating properly paid ‘green jobs’.” Earlier this week Unite the Union general secretary Len McCluskey said: “The fact that Wonga’s profits rose to £62.5 million in 2012 urgently reinforces the need for legislation to curb payday lenders and also for a Treasury select committee probe into this industry. “Payday lenders are making their profits on those struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis with outrageous rates of interest that mount up with an alarming speed, causing fear and insecurity” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!