David Cameron has fixed the economy for friends on his Christmas card list but not the majority of working people, Ed Miliband said on Wednesday. He made the accusation after official data emerged showing real wages were growing for the first time in six years, prompting George Osborne, the chancellor, to hail “a major moment in the British recovery”. The prime minister said workers were getting pay rises and jobs were increasing, but the Labour leader said most people were still not feeling the benefit of a growing economy. In their weekly Commons clash, Miliband also accused Cameron of thinking the BBC and the official Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) were in a “conspiracy” against the Tory party because they pointed out how far the state would shrink under Conservative plans. “You know what has happened is that the mask slipped in the autumn statement. You have been revealed for who you really are,” he said. “Let’s talk about the scale of the cuts to get to the 1930s vision. They are over £50bn – more than the entire amount we spend on schools, half of what we spend on the NHS and significantly more than in this parliament. “Are… Read full this story
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