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Lib Dems take aim at UKIP and major parties in election launch

David Cameron and Ed Miliband are "missing in action" in the fight against "populists and xenophobes", Nick Clegg will claim today as he launches the Liberal Democrats' European election campaign.

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Lib Dems: EU 'the best way' to have jobs and trade

The European Union (EU) is "the best way" to create jobs and increase trade for Britain, and a senior Liberal Democrat hoped the general public "would understand" Ukip were not worth voting for.

Simon Hughes spoke to Daybreak ahead of the launch of the Liberal Democrat EU election campaign and pointed to their policy of raising the tax threshold to £10,000 as an example of the party's robust record in office.

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