From We Own It: Branson’s BIG BAILOUT Thursday 18th JANUARY
Virgin Trains East Coast is getting a bailout of up to £2 billion from Chris Grayling, at our expense.
We want to show how ridiculous it is that the public is paying for Virgin and Stagecoach’s mistakes, so we’re holding a ‘fundraiser’ for Richard Branson. Next Thursday morning, let’s make some noise. If we all join together we can build pressure on Chris Grayling to stop the bailout.
1) Join in online
a) Share our facebook event to spread the word to your friends. If you’re not on facebook, share this page by email.
b) If you’re on twitter, sign up for our twitter flashmob. (This works by signing up as many people as possible to tweet the same message at exactly the same time – 8am next Thursday. By tweeting hundreds of the same message at the same time we might get our message to trend on twitter. You just have to give it permission to send this tweet, and then forget about it.)
c) And of course, if you haven’t already, sign our petition to Chris Grayling: Stop the bailout of East Coast and bring it into public ownership!
2) Join us at Kings Cross station in London
Join us at 8am on Thursday 18th outside Kings Cross. We’ll supply the buckets and placards! Sign up on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re joining. Remember to wrap up warm and wear something red if possible!