If its been a while since you've been to a demo, and you have lost touch with the world of politics - consider this: If we sit back and do nothing the Tories and the Libdems are going to tear our country apart.
I really believe this. If we can put enough pressure on them, then perhaps we can reduce the damage they will do to our NHS, our education service, our public life. I believe that we have not recovered as a nation from the legacy of Thatcher, with huge swathes of the country now used to long term unemployment, and whole communities discarded or stigmatised. We cannot allow Cameron to do the same again.
As a priest, I believe that the church as a whole should have a massive presence. Christians cannot stand idly by while the most vulnerable in our communities have there living standards crushed. We have begun to see this already in the local authority public sector cutbacks. Millions in each town and city have been lost in services to children, the elderly, those with disabilities. Women, and Black communities are already feeling the impact of these cuts.
Alternatives? Stop giving huge trillion pound bail outs to the financial sector that has helped get us into this mess - especially as they are still lining their own pockets with bonuses. Stop large companies from legally reducing their taxes whilst seeing their profits soar. Robin Hood tax to reduce money lost on the international banking/gambling system. Investment in jobs and decent education. Reduce spending on war and totally scrap spending on Trident nuclear missiles.
These are just some of the alternatives. Make sure you come on that journey to London on the 26th. Lets make this a march of millions, and not let them wreck our country once more.