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Wine, banter and turning on each other: Here's how Twitter reacted to Budget 2014

Cuts to maternity benefit and unemployment benefit for young people as well as the abolition of the bereavement grant were the hot topics.

BUDGET 2014 HAS been the talk of the town today. There was a hoard of both cuts and new incentives announced and everyone wanted to have their say.

On Twitter, it was mainly a mixture of anger and disappointment, though there was a healthy amount of banter/denial. Here’s a roundup of the reaction:

Some issues, like maternity benefit cuts, the abolition of the bereavement grant and unemployment benefit cuts really hit home with people

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People were obviously devastated by the increase in excise duty for wine. Two years in a row – is nothing sacred?

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Though some could see the ‘bright side’…

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It got a bit ugly when people started to turn on one another

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But the jokesters were there to keep the mood light

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A few people were even positive about it

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And some people avoided it altogether

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How are you guys feeling about the Budget? Share and vent in the comments below…

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