Thames Valley & Hampshire: Protests

20 October 2012, 09:07 | Updated: 20 October 2012, 11:31

The Government will today be told its "brutal'' spending cuts are hitting jobs, services and living standards.

That's from Union leaders who are calling for a general strike.

Around 1,000 people from the Thames Valley and Hampshire will join tens of thousands of workers, anti-war campaigners, politicians, community groups and other activists join a huge protest rally in London.

More than 250 coaches from across the country have been booked to bring people to London.

A Government spokesman said: "We understand that these are challenging economic and financial times and that many people are finding things difficult. However, we cannot flinch from making the tough decisions needed to get public finances back on track. We are doing everything we can to get the economy growing again. But this can't be done without tackling the deficit."