Human costs of proposed UK budget cuts

November 23, 2010

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Protests have been held throughout the UK opposing proposed budget cuts.

In London, Liberal Democrat MPs were warned that their constituency offices may be occupied tomorrow, as anger and protests over proposed increases in university fees threaten to spread across England.

The last few weeks have already seen thousands of students in the streets over spending freezes and cuts. Now, more than 20,000 school, college and university students have signed up to a Facebook site organizing a coordinated "walkout" from classes at 11a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to education cuts, budgets will get slashed in housing, policin, and a wide range of other services.

 Johann Hari, a blogger and columnist for the Independent of London,  tells us about the possible affects the deep cuts could have on British society.