Trouble is once again brewing for Ken Clarke after he announced legal aid cuts of £350 million.
The justice secretary unveiled the reduction to the £2.1 billion legal aid budget during a statement to the Commons yesterday.
Lawyers and campaign groups have criticised the plans and their potential effect upon the vulnerable.
However Mr Clarke says the cuts are necessary and that Britain has the "most expensive legal aid system in the world".
Linda Lee, president of the Law Society, calls on the government to think again about legal aid cuts.
Sally Kosky, Unite national officer for the not-for-profit sector, accuses the government of silencing the voices of the weak and the desperate.
Nigel Muers-Raby, chairman of the Consumer Justice Alliance, argues that victims should not be denied justice.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, accuses MPs of double standards over legal aid.
Peter Lodder QC, chairman of the Bar Council, says that the government is not listening to judiciary on legal aid and access to justice will suffer.
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