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See the footage of Ed Miliband's showdown with David Cameron over Lords reform at Prime Minister's Questions today:
Following several references to it during Prime Minister's Questions, the Tory MP Jesse Norman sent this tweet about his reported confrontation with David Cameron last night:
Referring to the Prime Minister, Ed Miliband said: "The redder he gets, the less he convinces people." David Cameron quipped back: "There is only one person who is red round here and that is Red Ed running the Labour party".
The Prime Minister has said that all of those who support House of Lords reform must vote not only for reform but also for the means to bring reform about.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has goaded David Cameron about his reported confrontation with Jesse Norman MP last night. At Prime Minister's Questions he said:
The Prime Minister responded that Ed Miliband is dealing in "tittle tattle" and "half-baked gossip".
Mark Pack, a political blogger and co-editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, argues that members of the Labour party are trying to engineer a break-up of the Coalition over the issue of House of Lords reform. He writes on his blog:
Liberal Democrat MP John Thurso said the disagreement between Conservative rebels and Lib Dems over Lords reform is "a threat to the future of the coalition".
The Deputy Prime Minister has said he is pleased with the progress made towards reforming the House of Lords in a key vote last night:
There are reports that a four junior Tory whips asked Jesse Norman - one of the MPs who orchestrated the rebellion over House of Lords reform - to leave the Strangers' Bar in the House of Commons last night.
Writing in the Guardian, Nicholas Watt writes that they confronted Mr Norman in an "aggressive manner" and quotes a rebel source as saying: "They basically said to him that he knew he had damaged the government and he should leave".
Latest ITV News reports
ITV News learns that Mr Cameron hadn't squared his watered-down Lords plan with Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems.
In his final Prime Minister's Questions before recess, the man in question looked as though he needed a holiday more than ever