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Miliband unveils poster campaign on Labour's NHS plan

Ed Miliband has unveiled a new poster campaign with Labour's proposals for a "better plan for the NHS".

ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports from Nuneaton:

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Wife thought #milifandom was 'case of mistaken identity'

Ed Miliband has revealed that his wife Justine did not believe him when he told her he had a large and passionate online fanbase.

Mr Miliband told his wife about the #milifandom last night but he told BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show: "She thought it must be a case of mistaken identity.

"I then tried to convince her it wasn't a case of mistaken identity and she went from amused to bemused."

Justine Miliband did not believe Ed when he told her about the online attention. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Asked about comments suggesting he was so cool that Tweeters could "die happy" after meeting him, the Labour leader said: "I'm definitely blushing now.

"I certainly wouldn't claim to be cool, by the way, I don't think I've ever been called that."

Ed Miliband thanks #milifandom founder for support

Ed Miliband has responded to his biggest fan on Twitter thanking her for her support.

The Labour leader has seen a marked increase in young people, especially women, asking for selfies while on the campaign trail. In the last couple of days that popularity has spread to Twitter where #milifandom has been trending.

One account has been credited as starting the campaign and now Mr Miliband has sent her his thanks.

Yesterday Abby had tweeted:

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'Selfie' election campaign continues for Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband has once again obliged when asked for numerous "selfies" on the campaign trail.

'The selfie election campaign continues for Ed Miliband, Chris Ship writes. Credit: ITV News/Chris Ship
Ed Miliband was in Manchester campaigning today. Credit: ITV News/Chris Ship
Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has been following Ed Miliband today. Credit: ITV News/Chris Ship

Miliband: Cameron SNP talk is 'threatening integrity of UK'

Ed Miliband accused David Cameron of "threatening the integrity of the United Kingdom" by talking up the prospects of Scottish nationalists in the General Election.

The Conservatives are stepping up their campaign on the dangers of nationalist influence by deploying former Prime Minister Sir John Major to deliver a stark warning that a minority Labour government propped up by SNP votes would be a "recipe for mayhem".

But Mr Miliband insisted there would be no coalition with the SNP and denied Nicola Sturgeon's party would hold the whip hand on policy, telling BBC1's Breakfast:

A Labour government led by me, what happens in that Labour government will be decided by me, not by the SNP.

I think David Cameron is playing fast and loose with the United Kingdom.

This is somebody who has given up hope of winning a majority. He is trying to boost the SNP. I think David Cameron is now threatening the integrity of the UK with the games he is playing. And I think Conservatives are now ashamed of what he is doing.

– Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband: EU plan to cut migrant deaths 'not enough'

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said a European Union plan to cut numbers of deaths of migrants crossing the Mediterranean does not go "nearly far enough" and warned it will be "a stain on the EU" if proper action is not taken.

Labour leader Ed Miliband Credit: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron will join EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the 10-point plan, drawn up on Monday in response to the deaths of an estimated 900 people on a boat which capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday.

The EU aims to strengthen its Triton patrolling service and seek a military mandate to seize and destroy people-smugglers' boats, backed by increased budgets for Frontex, which manages the borders of the 28-nation bloc.

But Labour leader Ed Miliband told BBC1's Breakfast the plan did not go far enough, asking: "We haven't really got to a situation, have we, where we just let people drown because saving them is somehow a price not worth paying? We cannot do that.

"Frankly, it is a stain on the EU if we don't take proper action."

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