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Labour 'bedroom tax' repeal vow

Ed Miliband has pledged that a future Labour government would scrap the controversial housing benefit change nicknamed the 'bedroom tax' by critics.

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Tories: Miliband 'too weak' to keep to borrowing pledge

Treasury minister Sajid Javid said Ed Miliband is "too weak to deliver" on his promise of being disciplined on borrowing after the Labour leader vowed to scrap the 'bedroom tax' if his party win the next election.

Labour’s first policy commitment, after 3 years of waiting, is more spending on housing benefit, funded by a tax on pensions and more borrowing. That sums up Labour’s record in office and shows it’s still the same old Labour.

Despite promising ‘discipline’ on borrowing, Ed Miliband has shown he is too weak to deliver.

Nothing has changed – it’s the same old Labour. And hardworking people would pay the price through higher taxes and higher mortgage rates.

– Sajid Javid, Treasury Minister

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