This morning’s Jewish Telegraph claims Ed Miliband threatened to sue them if they published Richard Desmond’s account of a meeting between the media mogul and former Labour leader. The paper’s splash alleges:
“The former Labour leader was furious over allegations that he had made offensive remarks to Desmond about Israeli action against Palestinians. The Daily Express owner had told the Jewish Telegraph that Miliband had verbally attacked Israel during a chance encounter on London’s Hampstead Heath.
Miliband’s spokesman, who had seen a full transcript of Desmond’s interview, said: “You should expect legal action and/or a complaint to the press watchdog if you go ahead with publication.”
They go on:
“Desmond alleged that Miliband made certain remarks about Israel, which we have chosen not to print.
The newspaper chief suggested that Miliband had been “in such a rage. I couldn’t stop him – he was going berserk [about Israel’s actions]”.”
So what did angry Ed say?
And what is it with him meeting people on Hampstead Heath? Maybe Gareth can mediate…