Ed Miliband Demonstrates How to Stay on Message

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Via Time’s Adam Sorensen, this is pretty entertaining. It’s Ed Miliband, leader of Britain’s Labor Party, who’s obviously memorized the talking point he wants to make and then proceeds to make it in precisely the same words six times in a row to every question asked. One gets the impression that if the interviewer asked him how his kids were getting on at school, his answer would be, “For the sake of every child getting an education in Britain, I say these strikes are wrong at a time when negotiations are still going on.” But at least the British public knows what he thinks of the strikes.

UPDATE: ITV reporter Damon Green tells us how things looked from his side of the camera.

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