MPs' Twitter spat over energy price rises

The energy minister Greg Barker and his Labour shadow Tom Greatrex have argued over Twitter about the issue of energy prices:

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.@gregbarkermp refused to debate energy prices with me on @bbc5live just with me - maybe I am to much of a pleb

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@tomgreatrexmp @bbc5live Families facing tough bill rises want honest, practical, helpful advice not school boy name calling #GrowUp

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.@gregbarkermp so why run away from grown up discussion on important issue then ?

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Osborne urges energy price cut

Chancellor George Osborne has told ITV News that energy companies npower and British Gas should reconsider their price hikes. The comments came after energy supplier npower followed British Gas in raising its prices.