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Coffee Shot: Ed Miliband endorses The Sun… and looks incredibly weird

Coffee Shot: Ed Miliband endorses The Sun… and looks incredibly weird
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In celebration of their special ’This Is Our England’ World Cup paper (which has 22 million free copies being distributed for free), The Sun has managed to persuade senior politicians to pose with today’s edition. Boris Johnson, David Cameron and Nick Clegg all managed to look normal. But Ed Miliband on the other hand…

— The Sun (@TheSunNewspaper) June 12, 2014

Folks on Twitter have remarked how similar Ed’s pose is to a hostage photo. Unsurprisingly, parodies are beginning to circulate...

— James O'Malley (@Psythor) June 12, 2014

— James O'Malley (@Psythor) June 12, 2014

— James O'Malley (@Psythor) June 12, 2014

— Conor Pope (@Conorpope) June 12, 2014

— Neill Harvey-Smith (@nhs999) June 12, 2014

Mr Steerpike thinks it’s quite ironic this endorsement comes from the man who called prided himself on his anti-Murdoch credentials and once called for Rupert Murdoch’s empire to be dismantled. At least he's staying true to his word when he says he doesn't read the papers. In this picture, he's only holding one.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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