Miliband condemns author's 'offensive Kate remarks'

The Politics Home editor Paul Waugh is reporting that the Labour leader Ed Miliband has echoed David Cameron's condemnation of author Hilary Mantel **after her **comments about the Duchess of Cambridge:

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Now EdMiliband weighs in on Kate Middleton row:"These are pretty offensive remarks. I don't agree with them" #mantelpiece

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David Cameron has described novelist Hilary Mantel's comments about the Duchess of Cambridge as "completely misguided and completely wrong". The double Booker Prize winner said she was a "shop-window mannequin" whose only purpose is to breed.