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PM backs Osborne on Philpott

The Prime Minister has said the Chancellor's remarks about Mick Philpott, convicted of killing his six children and the need for welfare reform "were absolutely right".

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Balls: Chancellor's 'cynical, nasty, divisive' Philpott link

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls launched a scathing attack tonight on what he called the "cynical, nasty and divisive" way George Osborne linked the Philpott case with the broader issue of state benefits.

Mr Balls said the "desperate" Chancellor had offended millions of hard-working people and was playing politics with a tragic case for his own political gain.

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