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Labour aide picks up Ed Miliband’s drink bill

Labour aide picks up Ed Miliband's drink bill
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Taking a break from preparing for tonight’s debate, Ed Miliband has been out about in Hornsey, north London. Trying to look normal by visiting Riley’s Cafe (with an entourage and security detail, just like all normal people), it looked like the Labour leader had dropped the first big election clanger of the campaign. Channel 4's political correspondent Michael Crick tweeted to say that Miliband had failed to pay for his coffee:

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It turns out Crick’s story was a bit frothy. Mr S understands that an aide picked up the tab to avoid an awkward row. Still, no word yet on whether Miliband's coffee drinking skills rival his aptitude for eating bacon sandwiches.