Miliblog Costs £8,150 Not £40,000

Stung by political opponents complaints about the alleged cost Miliband has responded on his blog:

The initial start up cost of the blog at ODPM was £6000. The changeover to Defra cost £1250 and ongoing technical costs amount to £900 pa. Since I write my own blogs, read comments, and don’t have a shadow blogger the admin costs are low: one valiant official spends part of his time posting blogs and comments.

One official posts his blogs for him? Like Prince Charles has someone put the toothpaste on his brush? Can’t he type? And isn’t that rebuttal a bit political? How much is the official paid and how much time does the official spend on the blog?

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