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Ed Miliband declares 'I am ready' to be PM at manifesto launch

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he is ready to be Prime Minister as the party unveiled its election manifesto which included a pledge to cut the deficit every year.

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Miliband targets Murdoch and 'powerful interests'

Ed Miliband has targeted Rupert Murdoch in his election manifesto speech.

The Labour leader said that voters would have to choose who they wanted in Number 10 when decisions that concern "powerful interests" were being made.

Mr Miliband said "The answer will never be David Cameron."

And you have to ask: who do you want in power when it comes to these big decisions? When the knock on the door comes from the big six energy companies... Or when the phone call comes from Rupert Murdoch. Who do you want in Downing Street? Who do you think will stand up to those powerful interests? Who do you want standing up for you? The answer will never be David Cameron.

Because he’s strong at standing up to the weak, but always weak in standing up to the strong.

– Ed Miliband

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