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Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls declared in a speech this morning that if Labour is elected in the next general election, it will scrap winter fuel subsidies for the richest pensioners. About 600,000 people over 75 who pay higher and top income tax rates would be affected. The move forms part of attempts to convince the public that Labour is capable of taking difficult spending decisions, with Balls stressing that Labour will adopt “iron discipline” on spending. It is expected…

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