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Cradle To The Grave Campaign

October 10, 2016

A press release from campaigner Gail Ward:


Cradle to the Grave Campaign

Stop The Demolition of the Welfare State

We are delighted to announce the launch of our ‘Cradle To the Grave Campaign’ to stop the demolition of the welfare state as we know it.

Over it’s lifetime the welfare state has provided support to millions of people who had fallen on hard times and provided them with a safety net until their lives were improved across many generations since WW2.

In recent times this has been seen as a negative thing where those needing support are seen as a burden to the state and the taxpayer. It is natural that with people living longer and population growth over the decades that the costs of this has risen since its inception.

However we should not allow this to be demolished in the name of an ideological driven policy of Auserity to remove the safety net from the poorest in society,by the global elite. The 1% has seen it’s wealth grow at a phenominal rate ,  while the rest of the population has to pay the price for the global banking crisis which they did not cause.

It is our intention  as a grassroots movement to make the public aware of what is happening, to prevent  our numerous political figures from continuing to remove the safety net needed by so many, and to preserve it for generations to come.

Our aim is to publicly crowdfund this collaboration between Black Triangle Campaign and Cross Border Alliance in the hope that the people still believe in what they were told when the welfare state was created by Nye Bevan, and that is, we were promised a ‘welfare state from the cradle to the grave’.

In recent times this has been under serious threat and is almost gone unless the people fight to retain it, we will lose it in the next few years and we will have a society where if you can pay you will survive,if you cannot your chances of surviving are slim. We cannot allow this to continue and return us to dickensian times.

We hope that many will support this when our website is launched mid October.Our aim is to fund a poster in every town and city to accompany our website,where you can find out more of whats been happening to the welfare state and how to save it.

You never can tell what is around the corner in life,at the blink of an eye our lives can be turned upside down and you may need to depend on this safety net to support you and your family!


We thank Ken Loach and Paul Laverty for their support for our campaign and urge everyone to go and see ‘I Daniel Blake’ the latest film  released on the 21st October 2016 which highlights many issues faced today by those who are depending on the safety net to catch them and stop them falling through the cracks.


Thank for your support.


Naturally we are looking for donations but also support from fellow campaigners to unite together to support this. We are all fighting the same fight and unity is strength.

Please Look at our poster and website

Twitter: @cradle2_grave


4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2016 11:27 am

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating and commented:
    So proud to support this great movement uniting like minded organisations who collectively want to put an end to the vilification of welfare claimants by right wing media and misinformed taxpayers. It’s time to stamp out Tory ideology, end Austerity, and support those of us most in need of it.

  2. Charlotte permalink
    October 24, 2016 11:32 am

    I’m researching the effects of financial difficulties on mental health. What helps, what hinders, and how it changes over time. The evidence is all around us to see, but there’s a lack of scientific data to really demonstrate to those who have the power to change things the impact of poverty on the nation’s mental health.

    If you would like to find out more or take part in the research, please have a look at my website:


    • October 24, 2016 12:53 pm

      This is very useful and I’m going to put it up as a a post and share it on Facebook. Thanks, Samedifference1


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