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NUS president Aaron Porter on strike threats

13 September 2010 Last updated at 15:24 BST

NUS president Aaron Porter says the government has no mandate for the "depth and speed" of the cuts being suggested and that it was unacecptable for students and young people to "bear the brunt" of paying off the deficit.

The union will be discussing its reaction to a TUC call for general strike action.

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