Thousands rally against cuts

Tens of thousands are marching through central London to protest against Government spending cuts. Union leaders are calling it a building block towards a general strike. Protests are also being held in Belfast and Glasgow.

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Savoy scuffle after cuts rally

After a rally against cuts in London, a break away group caused a scuffle during a smaller demonstration outside the Savoy hotel.

The scuffle began after a protester took a doorman's hat. The top hat was later returned to him. No one is believed to have been seriously injured during the incident.

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Disabled protesters 'bring London to a standstill'

UK Uncut has said that traffic was stopped in Marble Arch as disabled protesters took to the streets against the austerity cuts with the campaign group claimed that central London had been brought, "to a standstill."

Paddy Murphy of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) said:

If cuts to benefits don’t kill you slowly by leaving you starving or freezing to death in winter, then massive cuts to care and support funding should finish off those the Government wrongly call “unsustainable.”

Miliband: 'It won't be easy choices but there are different choices for the country'

Speaking at the TUC rally Ed Miliband has said; "it won't be easy choices, but they can be different choices. We can make different choices that put our young people back to work, that make our banks work for small businesses, that take real action on energy prices."

"I think what you see at this event today is a cross section of people from right across the country, who are worried about this government's approach."

Asked about a general strike Mr Miliband said, "I don't think that's the right thing to do and I don't think that's on the cards. I think what we need is a Labour government and that's what I'm going to be working for."

Ed Milband attacks 'two nation culture' of Coalition

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has launched a scathing attack on the Coalition Government in his address to an anti-austerity rally in Hyde Park, London.

He said: "The culture of two nations runs right across this government. They cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for ordinary people".

He made a joke at the expense of the Chancellor George Osborne who "tries to travel first class on a standard class ticket" and described the Prime Minister as "weak and clueless".

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