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Ed Balls, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding Lord Oakeshott's sacking, said: 

“It is symbolic of the shambolic and panicked way that the Chancellor has gone about agreeing this weak and toothless deal with the banks, that the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman in the House of Lords has been sacked this evening. 

“It is a sad commentary on this Tory-led government that Lord Oakeshott has been forced to pay the price for daring to tell the truth.” 

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