Mr S reported earlier on Lucy Powell’s blunder after she unwittingly seemed to contradict the message of the EdStone:
‘I don’t think anyone is suggesting that the fact that he’s carved them in stone means he’s absolutely not going to break them or anything like that.’
Miliband has now come to the defence of his beloved monument. During an interview with the BBC’s deputy political editor James Landale, he was asked whether Powell, the vice-chair of Labour’s general election campaign, had got the wrong take-away message from his 8ft 6 sculpture. To this, Miliband replied, ‘Well, I’m clear about it, yes.’
At least somebody is clear.