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Labour to strip U-21s of benefits 'unless they learn key skills'

Unemployed youngsters should be stripped of state handouts unless they agree to training in vital skills, Ed Miliband is to say. He wants 18 to 21-year-olds to sign for a "youth allowance" on the condition they learn key skills.

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Ed Miliband shrugs off Gordon Brown comparison

Ed Miliband appeared to be taken aback when ITV News correspondent Emily Morgan compared his leadership to that of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Mr Miliband's position is under scrutiny after a recent poll showed half the public think he should be replaced before the 2015 general election.

Completely ignoring the question, he said "thanks, I am glad I called on you" and went on to speak to another journalist.

Mr Miliband was asked questions after announcing plans for the Job Seekers' allowance to be "replaced with a new youth allowance" for 18 to 21-year-olds in a bid to increase their skills.

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