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    Ed Miliband makes debut at PM's Questions


    by ODN


    Ed Miliband has made his first appearance as Labour leader at Prime Minister's Questions.

    He clashed with David Cameron over Government plans to scrap child benefit for higher-rate taxpayers.

    In a relatively low-key first outing at PMQs, Mr Miliband told David Cameron his proposals were neither fair nor reasonable and would hit thousands of middle-income families across the country.

    But Mr Cameron retorted that it was not fair for families in the Labour leader's Doncaster North constituency on one-sixth of his salary to be contributing towards his child benefit.

    He insisted the reform - which will end payments to any family with a parent earning more than around £44,000 - was fair, and challenged Mr Miliband's claim to speak for the "squeezed middle", saying it was Labour who "squeezed the middle" with tax hikes while they were in power.