Whistles and flags have filled the streets of London today as thousands turned out for a TUC rally against the cuts.
It has come at a difficult time for the government with the loss of Andrew Mitchell and George Osborne being caught on the wrong ticket on a train back to the capital leaving them looking divorces from austerity Britain.
ITV News Political Correspondent Romily Weeks reports:
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