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Ed Miliband stood today at Prime Minister’s Questions, and when he did so a great roar went up. Unsettlingly for him, perhaps, as much of that noise came from the Government’s benches as from his own. Even before he had said a word, Tory MPs were yelling “more!” at him, in a volley of shouting that went on for longer than perhaps was decent.

It has not been an easy few days for the Leader of the Opposition. Since the Chancellor delivered his Budget speech last week, some rather nasty things have been happening. Labour’s lead in the polls had…

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