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By Daphne Liddle

VIOLENT protest against the cuts came to the streets of London last Wednesday as angry students broke into the headquarters of the Tory party in Millbank and set placards on fire outside, saying this was the only way they could force the Con-Dem government to take their protest seriously.

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The spectre of the workhouse

IF WE WERE to believe the Tory pundits the Government’s plan to force unemployed workers to do menial tasks in return for benefits will be a positive boon to welfare claimants. They tell us that unpaid compulsory community work like sweeping up and gardening will enhance their future employability and restore dignity to the long-term unemployed.

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