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Ed Miliband election speech: neither Labour nor the Tories can play away

Both main parties are hoping for wins on home turf, which makes for some outlandish claims

By Jonathan Todd  

Ed Miliband's shadow on the wall during his speech on the election in Salford. © Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

When briefing a leading journalist at a Labour press conference during the 2005 election, I was loudly told to combine sex with travel. I was trying to give the journo the briefing paper for the conference. “I don’t want to know what the Tories are going to do,” he insisted, “I…

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