Richie; re your fear that the cuts don't go far enough. Enlighten us; what else would you cut? By how much? What would be the overall saving or contribution to deficit reduction?
Your reference to illegal protest is revealing. Yes, there were a small number of people who broke the law on the recent demonstration. As pointed out above, the overwhelming majority did not. Last time I looked, it was not illegal to protest publicly in this country; Would you deny those who protested peacefully (and in huge numbers) the right to do so, or is that just right-wing wishful thinking on your part? Do tell, I'd like to pass your ideas on to my student daughter, who was one of the peaceful majority on the demo.
Tim (proud parent)