Is the deficit Britain's most important issue?
The joint letter comes as government ministers are negotiating with the treasury over the scale of the cuts to be made. But amid fears the coalition is in danger of being defined solely by its emphasis on cuts, David Cameron and Nick Clegg also say any proposals to promote economic growth will be treated favourably in the departmental spending review.
The prime minister also said his government is seeking to "avoid" making cuts that can be "restored" in the future, at a Direct PM event in Birmingham.
Is the government right to concentrate on cuts or should economic growth be the priority? How are you planning to cope with action to cut the deficit? Have you already made changes to your lifestyle? Were you at the Direct PM event in Birmingham?
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