The Mirror’s pugnacious ‘Head of Agenda’, Lee Harpin, who was heading up the paper’s election coverage, is lifted in a police raid on their Canary Wharf offices:
Sky Sources: Trinity Mirror executive Lee Harpin has been arrested in connection with phone hacking allegations
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) July 15, 2015
The tenth Trinity Mirror journalist to be arrested. He’ll be harpin’ on about this one…
Who’s ya friend Ed?
— Eye Spy MP (@eyespymp) July 9, 2015
First he was in PCH by himself.
Then alone on the slow train to Bedford.
This lunchtime Ed Miliband has been snapped by a parliamentary co-conspirator: “standing by himself in the middle of the atrium weirdly walking around. People were looking at him with the expression of ‘WTF?'”
Back to work…
Ed cut a lonely figure on the slow train to Bedford last night… sad man on a train.
Appears to have three phones for company though…
A co-conspirator over at 83 Victoria Street reports that Neil Kinnock was in the building this morning.
The Westminster serviced office block hosts both Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham’s leadership campaign teams, and no prizes for guessing where the windbag was heading.
The Burnham camp are playing down the meeting, with a source telling Guido that it was just a cup of tea and that the former leader will have “no role, formal or informal” on the campaign: “Andy meets with people from across the party”.
Kinnock didn’t pop in to see Liz though…
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…