The proceedings were started by Father Paul, who I met at a Housing Committee Meeting last year (Don't know if I emailed him or posted the email, but I had a quick chat with him and he told me to email him again!)
He said that "mothers are paying most painfully for the cuts.. legal aid's gone, baby and toddler entitlements, gone.." He said we must look for politicians who will break up this demolition of our society.
It is the time for change. The Tories, he said, threw away the rule book in the 80's, New Labour didn't bother to try and find it, everyone else (in the housing market) "fell asleep" while the 'bubble grew and grew until it burst..."
One woman spoke up about housing, the cuts in benefit, and the increases in homelessness.
There were some monumentally brave women who spoke up yesterday.
I can write (ahem) but I cannot speak
Does that make me any less courageous?
To turn up to these events, do you need courage for that?
Speaking out takes real courage. Real real courage.
These women just blew me away.