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Chris Leslie MP, Labour's shadow financial secretary to the Treasury, in response to Nick Clegg's interview in the Daily Telegraph, said:

"Few people will take Nick Clegg's latest bluster on tax fairness seriously. He is negotiating how to cut the 50p top rate of tax for the richest one per cent while slashing tax credits by £73 per week for working couples on the minimum wage. And he is the man who campaigned against a regressive rise in VAT but then announced a VAT hike just weeks after becoming Deputy Prime Minister."

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