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Labour MPs disagree with Ed Miliband over The Sun

12 June 2014

6:02 PM

12 June 2014

6:02 PM

Ed Miliband appears to have had a sudden change of heart about The Sun. After calling for Rupert Murdoch’s empire to be dismantled, the Labour leader has endorsed The Sun’s World Cup special today. Not all of his colleagues feel the same way — many of them have been tweeting critical remarks about the paper. Here’s a selection:

The shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle:

Bill Esterson, the Labour MP for Blundellsands:

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Chi Onwurah, the Labour MP for Newcastle Central:

Madeleine Moon, the Labour MP for Bridgend:


Tom Watson, the Labour MP for West Bromwich East and ardent anti-Murdoch campaigner:

Watson at least had a sense of humour about the situation:

And finally, let’s not forget Gloria de Piero, the shadow’s women minister who recently filled in for Louise Mensch in the Sun on Sunday. She had the nerve today to retweet a slogan from No to Page 3 today.

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