I was sentenced to 28 days in prison for refusing to pay Council Tax as a protest against the public spending cuts which, incidentally are affecting both inmates and staff inside the prisons.
Both groups gave me a warm welcome. A special thanks to my cellmate prisoner Steve Williams who looked after me.
After 14 days I have been released. Thanks to all who sent me messages
In Nottingham City at present there are over 20,000 people in areas with Council Tax payments, around one in six of those eligible. It is much
the same in other areas. Already there is a financial crisis in local government and the more of us who refuse to pay up the worse it will become.
More of us should refuse to pay so as to force the Coalition Government to respond. Twenty five years ago millions of people refusing to pay
Poll Tax forced a change in government policy and we can do the same again. You don't have to go to prison. It's taken Nottingham City Council
a year to get me inside. By not paying until you are threatened with commital to prison will strangle the cashflow to the Labour councillor parasites.
It is high time for us to move from the defensive to the offensive in the fight against the cuts. People must face up to the fact that if you do
anything which really hurts the capitalist state then it will hit back at you. All the time we stick to useless protests such as petitions and
passive demos the capitalist class and their state functionaries don't care a toss. It is also true that in any real fightback it will be the poorest,
most disadvantaged people who will be hit hardest.
It has ever been such. No pain, no gain.
IF YOU DON't KICK IT, IT WON'T FAll!
DEMOCRACY AND CLASS STRUGGLE SALUTES COMRADE HARRY FOR SETTING A FINE EXAMPLE TO EMULATE IN HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE CUTS BY REFUSING TO PAY COUNCIL TAX AND IF NECESSARY TO GO TO PRISON.