Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on Nick Clegg’s speech today, said:
“Finally Nick Clegg has woken up to the squeezing of people on middle incomes, but the problem is who squeezed the middle?
“It is this government that has put up VAT, this government that is cutting tax credits and this government that is allowing energy companies to rip people off on their bills.
“I don’t think people are going to trust Nick Clegg or this government to help the squeezed middle.”
Ed Miliband said following David Cameron’s speech at Davos:
“Yesterday we saw the British economy had gone into reverse, what David Cameron should be doing is taking action at home to get our economy moving and working with other world leaders to get the global economy going.
“But he is not doing that. He is standing by his policy of collective austerity all round the world.
“Rather than being so complacent about what is happening in Britain, he needs to wake up and realise that it’s not working.”