Miliband Thinks Fink Tax Issue “Milly Dowler Moment”

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Nick Robinson is reporting that over Lord Fink’s taxes “The Labour leader’s aides say that he sees this as another Milly Dowler moment”. That would be the apocryphal Milly Dowler moment for which the Guardian apologised and of which Mr Justice Saunders said they were “wrong and they have accepted that”. It is also a pretty tasteless metaphor (sounds like Tom Baldwin, at a guess, is the source).

In addition to this being a beltway thing of interest only to broadsheet readers, this may not go as they think…

UPDATE: A Labour spokesman denies this is Miliband’s view:

“Ed is not comparing this to a Milly Dowler moment. This is about standing up for what is right, not making comparisons.”

So who briefed it?


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