Spending cuts: 'Hit the tax dodgers instead'

PROTESTORS opposed to cuts lobbied Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker at his open forum surgery in Hebden Bridge.

The protest was organised by Calderdale "Save Our Services" group which is worried about Governmentplans to reduce spending on health, education and council services.

CSOS argued that if the tax avoided or evaded by wealthy individuals and corporations was collected and banks paid more tax, there would be no need to implement an austerity measures that could hit the poor the hardest and put large numbers on the dole.