Saturday 23 May - lecturers' and public service unions marched in defence of jobs, services and education from Highbury Fields, near City University where adult education courses are under threat, along the Holloway Road past London Metropolitan University,where 500 plus jobs are to be axed, to Archway Tower, where 500 civil service posts are to go. The demonstration was followed by a rally with speakers from various unions and the local MP, Jeremy Corbyn. Demonstrators learned that David Lammy had already reneged on his promise to hold an independent inquiry into possible collusion between the University management and the Higher Education Funding Council for England over wildly misreported student numbers with the excuse that he was referring to an existing investigation by Hefce into "lessons to be learnt” from the crisis ... So much for politicians' promises, even in a week when they are desperate - to an unprecedented degree - to convince us of their squeaky-clean records.
At Highbury Fields