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Coffee Shots: Happy #EdBallsDay

Coffee Shots: Happy #EdBallsDay
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Although Ken Livingstone has done his best to steal Ed Balls's thunder today, it's important to take a moment and remember what April 28 is really all about. Today marks the 5th anniversary of Ed Balls day -- the day the former shadow chancellor accidentally tweeted his own name.

Five years on and a lot has changed for Balls -- and Labour. Happily, now he is no longer an MP -- let alone a shadow Cabinet member -- Balls seems to have a lot more time on his hands, which would explain why he has made himself a cake to mark the occasion.

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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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