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Is the middle class prepared for spending cuts?

09:04 UK time, Saturday, 12 February 2011

The middle classes are unaware of the impact of spending cuts that will hit them this year, Ken Clarke has said. Do you agree with his assessment of the state of the economy?

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the justice secretary said that the coalition government should be prepared for possible political difficulty when Middle England feels the full impact. He also claimed that he did not envisage a "quick rebound" for an economy in a "calamitous" state.

Earlier this week, local authorities including Manchester and Birmingham announced large job cuts due to the current economic climate.

Is the country fully prepared for the scale of spending cuts? Will the government pay a political cost once the cuts start hitting home? Have you or your family been affected?

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