Five ways Ed Miliband's and Ed Balls' priorities don't match up

A look at the pair's five priorities shows the two leaders failing to sing from the same hymn sheet

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A new rift has emerged between Ed Miliband and Ed Balls’ vision for Labour.

Today the Labour leader will unveil his five-point pledge card, but last night the shadow chancellor penned a piece for the Evening Standard, laying out his own priorities and the two don’t match up.

With less than two months to go until the general election, surely Labour should be trying to present a united front to voters.

Here’s the pledge card being launched by Miliband in Birmingham today:

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And here are the five priorities set out by Balls last night:

  1. Making work pay
  2. Backing Britain’s businesses to grow
  3. Supporting long-term investment
  4. Investing in the next generation
  5. Balancing books and saving NHS

And for those nostalgic for the 1990s, here’s Tony Blair’s pledge card from the 1997 election:

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