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#battlefornumber10: who won the social media war?

Ed Miliband provoked a strong reaction and got people talking

By Josh Lowe  

Ed Miliband: social media rockstar. © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ed Miliband has a new fan, and his name is Nigel Farage.

“The stuff that Paxman threw at Miliband was quite personal, really quite hard stuff, and he dealt with it incredibly well,” said the Ukip leader, swilling a glass of red while talking to journalists in the press room after last night’s TV showdown, in which Miliband and David Cameron faced questions live on Sky News.

And it seems…

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