Fresh from wowing everyone with his CV, Ed was asked about his teenage night-time exploits in his first selfie-stick interview*:
Sky: What were you like when you were 18? What were your interests? What were you up to?
EM: I cared a lot about… er… the world. I was actually living in America for a time working in the media, just before going to university. I was actually an intern. I was also interested in British politics and global issues and what was happening in the world.
Sky: What did you do on a night out though? What were you interested in?
EM: What did I do on a night out? I did some things that most teenagers did, I drank a bit too much, you know, um, but I grew up in a household where you were told to care about the world…
Did he really drink too much, or did he just read about it on the internet?
*David Cameron refused to do a selfie-interview because, a CCHQ source says. “it is twattish”. Correct.
UPDATE: A reader writes:
If Ed Milliband was living in New York when he was 18, as he said in the interview, and drank a bit to much he was breaking the law as the minimum age at which you drink alcohol is 21, and has been since 1985. Miliband would have been there in 1987 when he was 18. He could have consumed alcohol bought by a parent. Perhaps wild teenage nights in the town with dad!