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Miliband has 'stomach for fight'

Miliband has 'stomach for fight'
A leading union leader has predicted that Blairites will try to topple Ed Miliband as he lashes out at new plans to adopt the Tory public pay squeeze.

Writing in the Guardian, Len McCluskey said that by embracing cuts, Labour had "left all those who stand against them disenfranchised" and warned of a "certain election defeat".

Mr Miliband has insisted he has the "stomach for the fight" and told Labour MPs that his party is currently putting in the "hard yards" whilst in opposition.

Addressing the Parliamentary Labour Party, Mr Miliband warned that there were "tough choices" to be made over spending cuts.

His comments come after he earlier backed Ed Balls' statement that Labour could not promise to reverse any coalition spending cuts. Labour have polled consistently lower than the Tories on the economy and their leader's new stance attempts to refocus the debate away from the crash of 2008 to the challenges the next government will face in 2015. 

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