Tory sources deny any manipulation of Ed’s face to make him look fatter on their new poster.
We report, you decide…
This is the source image, via Getty:
The Tory chairman tells Iain Dale:
“This is clearly a mocked up poster and so clearly it’s a bit of Photoshop work.”
Ed Miliband's office is "irritated" that they were not told Angela Merkel was coming to London. They found out from media not Foreign Office
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) January 6, 2015
The visit was first reported in the British media on 27 December – in the evil Murdoch press.
Have Team Miliband really not managed to ask for a meeting through the German Embassy since then?
Perhaps Ed wasn’t making it up when he said he didn’t read the papers…
François Hollande, Ed Miliband and now Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi. The FT reports that ISIS are implementing Red Ed’s policy of a 50p top rate of tax across the one holy caliphate:
“Sajad Jiyad, an independent researcher in Iraq, says that Isis struggles to balance its books, but services continue to function because of the money Baghdad still pays to former civil servants in Mosul. Isis taxes those employees at up to 50 per cent of their salaries.”
It’s a cost of jihad crisis! The caliphate can do better than this. One nation….
Labour hope that social media is going to win them the election, so you might have thought they would have a look at the online presence of those chosen to introduce Ed Miliband at his speech in Manchester this morning.
Amman Ahmed took to the stage talk about the economy and business.
And what is the secret to his profit making success?
Apparently “trafficking underage hookers” and “raping elderly women and stealing their handbags”. According to his Facebook…
“A choice of hope with us or falsehood with Conservatives” says Ed Miliband this morning. Labour are briefing their key election principles will be to fight for victory on streets and doorsteps – not speaking over heads with posters – and secondly offering people hope, not falsehood.
This weekend they launched their campaign with a poster with a proven falsehood on it.
Makes you wonder about the rest of Ed’s ‘cast-iron commitments’…
It’s the talk of Hognaston, Derbyshire. You’ll never guess who was in the Red Lion on Friday… Only that Ed Miliband!
Most of the regulars would have missed the Labour leader rehearsing how to eat a turkey lunch in the run up to Christmas, due to the fact that his party insisted on privacy. “It was only a couple of waitresses who knew he was here, which is what they wanted,” says Tony Waterall, the owner of the pub. “He didn’t want people looking at him or for there to be any confrontation.”
Given Ed’s previous well publicised masticatory gaffes, you can understand why he now insists on dining closed doors. But panic not, as ever, Guido provides an artistic recreation of the moment the turkey tucked into the turkey.
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George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…
“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”