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The biggest cuts in living memory are creating massive opposition everywhere, even in the leafy Tory shires, as the £81bn of cuts start to bite. While the Coalition’s austerity policies have been cheered on by the big business institutions of the IMF and the OECD, rage is bubbling up amongst ordinary people. No wonder support for the Coalition government has crashed. Even Cameron has been forced to recognise this: “It will not make us popular. It will make us unpopular. It will make me unpopular.”