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Watch: Ed Vaizey grilled by Andrew Neil over George Osborne’s dodgy EU dossier

It fell on Ed Vaizey, the culture minister, to defend George Osborne’s dodgy EU dossier on the BBC’s Daily Politics. As you might expect, he didn’t do a very good job of it. Could he explain why the Chancellor used his new, misleading metric of “GDP per household” instead of the proper (and lower) figure of household income? No, he couldn’t.

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