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PM to put Miller row behind him with Europe campaign

David Cameron will attempt to put the Maria Miller expenses row and questions about his handling of the case behind him as he launches his party's campaign for next month's European elections.

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Minister: Miller apology 'not how I would've done it'

Employment minister Esther McVey has criticised Maria Miller's 32-second apology to the House of Commons after being ordered to repay £5,800 she claimed in expenses.

Ms McVey told ITV's The Agenda: "I can honestly say it wouldn't be how I would have made an apology. But different people have different styles and do things in different ways."

Meanwhile, a Number 10 source told the Press Association that some MPs had raised concerns over the Culture Secretary but added: "There are plenty of MPs who have got in touch to say they strongly back Maria as well."

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