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Over the last year Cambridge residents have seen a number of attacks on the industries and public services in the city. 12 months ago, Cambridge University Press, the oldest publishing house in Britain, announced plans to outsource much of its work; Addenbrookes, the main city hospital, has recently been told to find £40 million in efficiency savings; the workers in the CWU came out on strike last October against modernisation plans for the postal service. All of these words – “outsourcing”, “efficiency savings”, “modernisation” – are clearly euphemisms for attacking jobs and services.