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The face of the cut.

December 30, 2011, 1:28 pm

One day last December she was at work when she failed to recognize someone she should have. “My eyesight isn’t very good and I’m not very good at facial recognition,” she explains. “She had a proper go at me in the lift.”

So Emily decided to kill herself.

“Because someone shouted at you in the lift?” I ask.

Jon Ronson on the impact of one, small public-sector cut.

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