Red Ed Dived Into Bed

With rumours flying of a massive “data dump” from CCHQ and No. 10 later today, in regard to all of Dave’s meetings with media types since he became leader, Ed Miliband has rushed out his schmoozing list so far. You can read the whole thing here, but it did tickle Guido that having patted the Mirror on the head as soon as he had won, Ed’s diary was dominated with creeping up to the Times, News of the World and the Sun. In fact he’s had so many discussions with the News International stable, that anyone would think that he really, really wanted them to like him. When was Baldwin first suggested?

UPDATE: 11 out of 32 meetings admitted to were with Murdoch’s employees, however Ed has conveniently forgotten to list all his meetings during the leadership race. This was the actual period when he was sucking up the most.




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