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Miliband quiet on borrowing

Ed Miliband has refused to be drawn on how his party would pay for measures to alleviate what he calls the "cost of living crisis". Labour has announced policies to force large firms to train more British apprentices and pay the minimum wage.

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Miliband: Union members should make 'active choice'

Ed Miliband talking to Andrew Marr Credit: BBC/Andrew Marr show

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he wants union members to have an "active choice" over their membership to his party.

He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that he wants Labour to establish links to "individual union members".

He added that there needed to be a strong message sent about MPs with possible conflicting business interests.

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