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It was a bad tempered affair today in the House of Commons. And loud. The build-up occurred in the usual manner. First came Cameron, who took his place on the Government front benches, glasses on, dossier upon his knee, reading. With five minutes to go, Ed Miliband was not in the corresponding seat on the Opposition front bench. Neither was Ed Balls. With three minutes to go, in came George Osborne and drifted into his place beside the PM. Nobody spoke. Shortly after this, the two Eds appeared, accompanied by Douglas Alexander, the shadow Foreign Secretary, who has also recently…

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