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BAE shipyard job cuts 'a terrible blow' - Ed Miliband

6 November 2013 Last updated at 18:25 GMT

The 1,775 jobs cut by BAE Systems is a "terrible blow" for workers and their families, Labour leader Ed Miliband has said.

Mr Miliband said that efforts must be made to find alternative work for affected staff, and rejected the idea that the decision was influenced by the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.