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Stand up to the cuts

By Daphne Liddle

PROTESTS against the cuts are breaking out all over, from the streets of Edinburgh to Portsmouth, from Cardiff to Norwich and in the heart of London lobby after lobby directed at our MPs in the House of Commons.

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Fighting the cuts

BARELY a day passes without a Coalition announcement of more reviews and cuts to come in the drive to destroy what’s left of the public sector and the welfare state in the name of cutting the budget deficit. While “fairness”, whatever that’s supposed to mean, is the watchword of the Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition as it prepares its austerity programme there’s nothing remotely equitable about the Cameron government’s plans to slash public spending, along with the jobs and services it provides and scapegoat the poorest and economically weakest in society to justify it.

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