Ed Miliband fails to repeat dodgy claim

Ed Miliband has accused Lord Fink of an "extraordinary U-turn" after the Tory donor appeared to drop his threat of legal action over tax avoidance claims.

Lord Fink had accused the Labour leader of making defamatory comments in the Commons about his tax affairs.

But the peer told the Evening Standard he did not want to sue Mr Miliband and the definition of tax avoidance was so broad that "everyone does it".

Mr Miliband challenged David Cameron to say whether he agreed with that view.