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The economy and living standards came under the spotlight in January's edition of Around The House.
MPs debated the Labour leader Ed Miliband's promise this week to 'rebuild our middle class'.
They also considered the effect of the Chancellor's warning that billions of pounds of extra spending cuts will be needed after the next general election.
Watch the full debate between the Labour MP for Durham North, Kevan Jones, the Liberal Democrat member for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron and the Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith:
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