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Vince Cable a 'prop' for David Cameron says Ed Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband says Vince Cable has only kept his job because he is a "useful prop" for David Cameron after the business secretary was taped saying he had "declared war" on Rupert Murdoch.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that other Liberal Democrat ministers have been recorded expressing private concern over coalition government policies on welfare reform and tuition fees.

Mr Miliband said that the comments show that key Liberal Democrat ministers agree with Labour policies rather than the Conservatives.