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Mandelson attacks energy plan

Lord Mandelson has warned that Ed Miliband's plan to freeze energy bills risks taking Labour "backwards."

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Miliband: Energy firms 'pretty unreliable witnesses'

Labour leader Ed Miliband told Daybreak that the energy firms "are pretty unreliable witnesses" when it comes to suggestions his policy will lead to power cuts and job losses.

Mr Miliband said: "These are people who are overcharging people and so of course they are going to say when someone calls time on it they are not very happy.

Labour leader Ed Miliband on Daybreak. Credit: ITV/Dayberak

"I've written to them today to say, 'Look, come on, make yourself part of the solution not the part of the problem.'

"I am determined to stand up to the energy companies, to get a fair deal for consumers and also get the investment that this country needs."

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