Rupert Murdoch jets into London to see off Miliband

Rupert Murdoch jets into London to see off Miliband
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Ed Milband used his interview with Russell Brand as a chance to bash his arch-enemy Rupert Murdoch. The Labour leader claimed that the media mogul is 'much less powerful than he used to be'. The disrespect is mutual: Murdoch has taken to Twitter to mock Miliband for queuing up to shake his hand at his annual summer party only days before he decided to play the Murdoch-slaying hard man.

Well, Mr S sees that Miliband will soon have a chance to feel the full weight of Murdoch's power as he has jetted into London ahead of next week's election.

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While over here, Murdoch is expected to run a tight ship across all News UK titles as polling day gets closer. 'Labour has made it pretty clear that the party will be coming after the Murdoch empire if they get into power, and it's safe to say Rupert isn't planning to cower,' Steerpike's mole says.

Mr S will be intrigued to see how much power each of them exerts come 8 May.

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