POSTPONED: From budget cuts to riots in the street: How will Britain react to government spending cuts?

Talk August 24, 2010 7:00 PM

After the recession, now come the cuts. The UK is facing some of the most stringent public sector budget cuts since the Second World War. The Tory-Liberal coalition says budget slashing is inevitable, but already public service unions are threatening strike action that could cripple the country and threaten a fragile post-recession recovery.

How far away are we from scenes in Greece where national strikes led to riots on the streets of Athens? Will the UK population en masse accept the austerity measures being ushered in or take to the streets to oppose them?

Join us at the Frontline Club with an expert panel to investigate if seeds for civil unrest are being sowed that might happen in the months and years ahead.


Marc Vallée, London based photojournalist who is currently working on a long-term project to document political protest and dissent in modern Britain;

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union;