Osborne: Britain can afford a real rise in minimum wage

Chancellor George Osborne has tweeted:

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Because our long term economic plan is working Britain can afford a real rise in the minimum wage to secure a recovery for all

Watch: Clegg stumbles after being asked what the minimum wage is

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George Osborne backs minimum wage rise to £7 per hour

The minimum wage could rise to £7 an hour by 2015, Chancellor George Osborne has told the BBC. Osborne said the "economy can now afford" an above-inflation rise.