Labour leader Ed Miliband refused to be drawn on whether his party would borrow more money in order to pay for policies to alleviate the "cost of living crisis".
He told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show that Labour would not borrow more for "day to day spending" but did not expand on the issue.
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