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Leaders clash over Government record at PMQs

Report by Matt Blake, Video by Ashley Fudge

David Cameron and Ed Miliband have clashed over the coalition's record after nearly three years in government, with each accusing the other of being divisive.

The Prime Minister insisted his Government had a "record to be proud of" ahead of the publication of an audit of coalition policies set to show a string of missed targets.

However, at the first Prime Minister's Questions of 2013, Labour leader Ed Miliband questioned why the "audit of coalition broken promises" had not been published at the time of the Review.

The new dossier is understood to be an annexe to the Review, which goes through the measures in the 2010 Coalition Agreement to update the public on what progress has been made.

The two leaders also clashed over the real-terms cut in welfare payments, with Mr Cameron insisting that Labour's position of supporting a one per cent rise in public sector pay but not restricting benefits to the same increase in benefits was "inexplicable" and they were "on the wrong side of the argument".

He said: "That is not fair, it is not right and they should think again."

The measure cleared its first Commons hurdle after a heated debate yesterday, but Mr Miliband claimed the Prime Minister and Chancellor George Osborne were "trying to divide the country".

He added that Mr Cameron was a "PR man who can't even do a relaunch" and "half-way through this Parliament we know they are incompetent, they break their promises and the nasty party is back".


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