Shadow chancellor Ed Balls
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Ed Balls: 'Irresponsible to oppose pay freeze'

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has said Labour will support a pay freeze for public sector workers in order to help reduce the deficit.

The government announced in November that public sector pay would rise by only 1% in the two years to 2015.

Mr Balls has said he endorses that decision, saying it would be ''irresponsible'' to oppose it.

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