Miliband defends Balls

Ed Miliband said he will not get rid of Ed Balls despite an ITV News poll which shows voters would rather have David Cameron and George Osborne running the economy.

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Ed Miliband ‘totally against’ general strike

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is “totally against” the general strike being proposed by the Unite union.

He told ITV News: “I think it’s a terrible idea… I’m totally against a general strike.”

Miliband added: “We are funded by individual levy payers who are trade union members, who support the Labour Party.

“But a general strike is a very bad idea for the country – I’m totally against it, I’m very clear about that.”

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