Nick Clegg at PMQs
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PMQs: Clegg and Harman on unemployment figures

Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman asked for "today's excuse" as Wednesday's unemployment figures showed more people were out of work.

But Nick Clegg, standing in for David Cameron at PMQs, said full-time employment was up in the last quarter and the number of women employed was at the highest level it had ever been.

He attacked Labour's record on the economy, and spoke of a "prawn cocktail charm offensive" to win support from the City in the 1990s.

The pair then traded figures on the highest tax rate under Labour and the coalition governments, and which had taxed the rich more.

  • 15 May 2013
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