Miliband slams schoolgirl heckler

The Labour leader Ed Miliband has condemned the delegate who heckled a schoolgirl who explained to the party's conference how her academy school encouraged the arts. The person shouted: "A lot of comprehensives do the same."

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Alexander challenges PM to 'break your silence on Afghanistan'

Douglas Alexander is accusing the Prime Minister of avoiding talking about Afghanistan. He told the Labour conference:

David Cameron, the self same Prime Minister who told us in May 2010 that Afghanistan would be his number one foreign policy priority, has now not made a single speech on Afghanistan to the House of Commons in 14 months.

Conference, that is shameful. From this platform I say today to David Cameron, break your silence on Afghanistan.

– Douglas Alexander, shadow foreign secretary

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