Ed Miliband said the recent row between him and the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday "certainly hasn’t improved our relationship", in an interview with the Labour List website.
I did face a choice but I decided I couldn’t remain quiet and hope it goes away in the way politicians are supposed to do[...]
It’s important for me to say this though – I want this next election to be about the cost of living not about smears on my late father.
That is why I chose to speak out now because the British people need a debate about the issues which matter to them and that won’t be possible if this kind of character assassination of people’s families continues.
Of course I expect criticism and I’m used to being attacked by the Mail and other newspapers.
Both the Editor and owner of the Mail on Sunday have apologised for a reporter intruding on a private memorial for Ed Miliband's uncle.
Ed Miliband has written to the Daily Mail's chairman Lord Rothermere to complain about a reporter attending his uncle's memorial service.
The PCC said it had received 384 complaints by 4pm on Wednesday relating to Daily Mail articles about Ed Miliband's father.