Miliband notes found in toilet

Labour leader Ed Miliband's Prime Minister's Questions briefing notes were left in a toilet in Commons, The three-pages reveal Miliband was expecting David Cameron to go on the offensive over the Falkirk selection battle.

Notes 'found in toilet' reveal Ed Miliband's tactics

Amid a row over Labour's links with the Unite union and candidate selection in Falkirk, Ed Miliband's latest problem involves briefing notes reportedly found in a Commons toilet.

The three-pages reveal Mr Miliband was clearly expecting David Cameron to go on the offensive over Falkirk and includes a list of suggested responses:

Let's have a debate about ethics. This is Prime Minister who had dinners for donors in Downing Street, gave tax cuts to his Christmas card list and brought Andy Coulson into the heart of Downing Street.

Let's make the contrast. We're taking action. A year ago he had the scandal of dinners for donors in Downing Street, commissioned an inquiry but since then total silence.

Under the heading "Unite Buying Influence", the proposed riposte is:

This is the man who buys donations with a millionaires tax cut and holds dinners for donors in Downing Street.

Miliband's PMQs briefing notes 'left in a Commons toilet'

Labour leader Ed Miliband's Prime Minister's Questions briefing notes were left in a toilet in Commons, the BBC reports.

According to political correspondent Norman Smith, they contained pre-prepared lines to rebuff David Cameron over a row about Labour's candidate choice for Falkirk involving the Unite union.

Ed Miliband during today's Prime Minister's Questions

The notes were also said to contain pre-emptive responses to any criticisms of Labour MP Tom Watson, including "I'll take Tom Watson over Andy Coulson any day".

Mr Smith said a Labour source admitted that Mr Miliband's parliamentary aide left the notes behind, quoting them saying "he left the chamber in a hurry!".

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