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Miliband: 'Government playing old politics'

Labour has condemned government plans to review universal welfare payments such as child benefit and the winter fuel allowance, which could be frozen.

Labour leadership candidate David Miliband accused the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government of misleading the public over fuel payments.

He said this was old politics and was wrong. He also spoke about the former Labour cabinet minister Alan Milburn accepting a role as social mobility tsar to the coalition government.

  • 18 Aug 2010