Ed Miliband used last night’s election interview with Jeremy Paxman as an opportunity to blast the Murdoch press. The Labour leader told viewers that he had stood up to Rupert Murdoch, and would continue to do so in spite of whatever bad publicity is thrown at him as a result.
However, this appeared to come as news to Murdoch. The media mogul took to Twitter in a bid to set the record straight, claiming that the Labour leader only had gushing praise for him when they met the one time.
Thanks for 2 mentions, Ed Miliband. Only met once for all of 2 minutes when you embarrassed me with over the top flattery.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 26, 2015
CCHQ seem to be on Murdoch’s side.
While that spat blazed on Twitter following the programme, over in the after-show drinks talk turned to Kay Burley and Jeremy Paxman differing fashion choices. While Sky’s Burley opted for an expensive Roland Mouret dress, Mr S hears man of the people Paxo was wearing a Marks & Spencer suit, something he was really rather proud of. ‘It was from the Autograph range,’ whispered a helpful chum.